EmbRS a new two-component system that inhibits biofilm formation and saves Rubrivivax gelatinosus from sinking

@inproceedings{Steunou2013EmbRSAN,
  title={EmbRS a new two-component system that inhibits biofilm formation and saves Rubrivivax gelatinosus from sinking},
  author={Anne Soisig Steunou and Sylviane Liotenberg and M H Soler and Romain Briandet and Val{\'e}rie Barbe and Chantal Astier and Soufian Ouchane},
  booktitle={MicrobiologyOpen},
  year={2013}
}
Photosynthetic bacteria can switch from planktonic lifestyle to phototrophic biofilm in mats in response to environmental changes. The mechanisms of phototrophic biofilm formation are, however, not characterized. Herein, we report a two-component system EmbRS that controls the biofilm formation in a photosynthetic member of the Burkholderiales order, the purple bacterium Rubrivivax gelatinosus. EmbRS inactivation results in cells that form conspicuous bacterial veils and fast-sinking aggregates… CONTINUE READING