Cross-regulation of Pseudomonas motility systems: the intimate relationship between flagella, pili and virulence.

@article{Kazmierczak2015CrossregulationOP,
  title={Cross-regulation of Pseudomonas motility systems: the intimate relationship between flagella, pili and virulence.},
  author={Barbara I Kazmierczak and Maren Schniederberend and Ruchi Jain},
  journal={Current opinion in microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={28},
  pages={78-82}
}
Pseudomonas aeruginosa navigates using two distinct forms of motility, swimming and twitching. A polar flagellum and Type 4 pili power these movements, respectively, allowing P. aeruginosa to attach to and colonize surfaces. Single cell imaging and particle tracking algorithms have revealed a wide range of bacterial surface behaviors which are regulated by… CONTINUE READING