'Chain and running' induced by mechanical interactions among cells of different phenotypes in the Bacillus subtilis biofilm.
- BiologyEuropean biophysics journal : EBJ
This work makes a better understanding of the relationship between the macroscopic shape of colonies and microscopic mechanical interactions among cells in the early stage of biofilm growth.
A toxin-mediated policing system in Bacillus improves population fitness via penalizing non-cooperating phenotypic cheaters
Elimination of phenotypic cheaters by this policing system, significantly enhanced population fitness under different stress conditions and in plant rhizosphere and provides insights into the understanding of maintenance and evolution of microbial cooperation.
Physiology of anammox adaptation to low temperatures and promising biomarkers: a review.
- Biology, EngineeringBioresource technology
Highly Efficient Production of N-Acetyl-glucosamine in Escherichia coli by Appropriate Catabolic Division of Labor in the Utilization of Mixed Glycerol/Glucose Carbon Sources.
- Biology, EngineeringJournal of agricultural and food chemistry
Coherent high titer/yield/productivity was obtained, with the highest values ever reported, suggesting that an appropriate catabolic division of labor using mixed glycerol/glucose carbon sources is a useful strategy for facilitating the microbial production of chemicals originating from glucose or metabolites upstream of glycolysis.
Of biofilms and beehives: An analogy-based instructional tool to introduce biofilms in school and undergraduate curriculum
Of Biofilms and Beehives: An Analogy-Based Instructional Tool to Introduce Biofilms to High-School and Undergraduate Students
An analogy-based instructional tool to introduce and explain biofilms to high school and undergraduate students, using an analogy with beehives to explain key biofilm features such as development and structure, chemical communication, division of labor and emergent properties is developed.
Effects of aqwise carrier media and brick media as filter materials on performance of biofilm reactor
- EngineeringMaterials Today: Proceedings
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Division of Labor during Biofilm Matrix Production
- BiologyCurrent Biology
Control of cell fate by the formation of an architecturally complex bacterial community.
- BiologyGenes & development
It is proposed that sporulation is a culminating feature of biofilm formation, and that spore formation is coupled to the formation of an architecturally complex community of cells.
The involvement of cell-to-cell signals in the development of a bacterial biofilm.
- Biology, MedicineScience
The involvement of an intercellular signal molecule in the development of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms suggests possible targets to control biofilm growth on catheters, in cystic fibrosis, and in other environments where P. aerug inosaBiofilms are a persistent problem.
To Build a Biofilm
- BiologyJournal of bacteriology
In this issue of the Journal of Bacteriology, Finelli and colleagues at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto demonstrate the use of a new tool for further dissecting the development of bacterial biofilms.
Bacterial solutions to multicellularity: a tale of biofilms, filaments and fruiting bodies
- BiologyNature Reviews Microbiology
The strategies that are used by bacteria to form and grow inMulticellular structures that have hallmark features of multicellularity, including morphological differentiation, programmed cell death and patterning are discussed.
From Cell Differentiation to Cell Collectives: Bacillus subtilis Uses Division of Labor to Migrate
- BiologyPLoS biology
This study shows how flagellum-independent migration is driven by the division of labor of two cell types that appear during Bacillus subtilis sliding motility, and proposes that surfactin- producing cells reduce the friction between cells and their substrate, thereby facilitating matrix-producing cells to form bundles.
Life within a community: benefit to yeast long-term survival.
- BiologyFEMS microbiology reviews
It is shown how the differentiation of yeast cells within a colony can be important for the long-term survival of a community under conditions of nutrient shortage, how colony development and physiology can be influenced by the environment, and how a group of colonies can synchronize their developmental changes.
What drives bacteria to produce a biofilm?
- BiologyFEMS microbiology letters
The currently available wealth of data pertaining to the molecular genetics of biofilm formation in commonly studied, clinically relevant, single-species biofilms will be discussed in an effort to decipher the motivation behind the transition from planktonic to sessile growth in the human body.
Phenotypic differentiation and seeding dispersal in non-mucoid and mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms.
- Biology, EngineeringMicrobiology
Using the flow cell culturing method, the effects of quorum sensing (QS) and rhamnolipid production (factors previously identified as important in determining biofilm structure) on seeding dispersal using knockout mutants isogenic with PAO1 was investigated.
Interaction effects of cell diffusion, cell density and public goods properties on the evolution of cooperation in digital microbes
- BiologyJournal of evolutionary biology
It is highlighted that interactions between key parameters of public goods cooperation give rise to complex fitness landscapes, a finding that calls for multifactorial approaches when studying microbial cooperation in natural systems.