Induced cell aggregation and mating in Streptococcus faecalis: evidence for a bacterial sex pheromone.

@article{Dunny1978InducedCA,
  title={Induced cell aggregation and mating in Streptococcus faecalis: evidence for a bacterial sex pheromone.},
  author={Gary M Dunny and Bonnie L. Brown and Don B. Clewell},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1978},
  volume={75 7},
  pages={3479-83}
}
Recipient strains of Streptococcus faecalis produce a trypsin sensitive, heat resistant, nuclease resistant factor, designated clumping-inducing agent (CIA) which causes strains carrying certain conjugative plasmids to aggregate. RNA and protein synthesis but not DNA synthesis are required for aggregation to occur. Recipient filtrates that contain CIA activity also induce donors to mate at high frequencies. Introduction of a transferable plasmid into strains producing CIA dramatically reduces… CONTINUE READING
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