Coordination of swarming motility, biosurfactant synthesis, and biofilm matrix exopolysaccharide production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

@article{Wang2014CoordinationOS,
  title={Coordination of swarming motility, biosurfactant synthesis, and biofilm matrix exopolysaccharide production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.},
  author={Shiying Wang and Shan Yu and Zhenyin Zhang and Qing Wei and Lu Yan and Guomin Ai and Hongsheng Liu and Luyan Z Ma},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={80 21},
  pages={6724-32}
}
Biofilm formation is a complex process in which many factors are involved. Bacterial swarming motility and exopolysaccharides both contribute to biofilm formation, yet it is unclear how bacteria coordinate swarming motility and exopolysaccharide production. Psl and Pel are two key biofilm matrix exopolysaccharides in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This opportunistic pathogen has three types of motility, swimming, twitching, and swarming. In this study, we found that elevated Psl and/or Pel production… CONTINUE READING
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