Coupling cell movement to multicellular development in myxobacteria

@article{Kaiser2003CouplingCM,
  title={Coupling cell movement to multicellular development in myxobacteria},
  author={D. Kaiser},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={1},
  pages={45-54}
}
  • D. Kaiser
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • The myxobacteria are Gram-negative organisms that are capable of multicellular, social behaviour. In the presence of nutrients, swarms of myxobacteria feed cooperatively by sharing extracellular digestive enzymes, and can prey on other bacteria. When the food supply runs low, they initiate a complex developmental programme that culminates in the production of a fruiting body. Myxobacteria move by gliding and have two, polarly positioned engines to control their motility. The two engines undergo… CONTINUE READING
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