Metabolic cooperation in oral microbial communities during growth on mucin.

  title={Metabolic cooperation in oral microbial communities during growth on mucin.},
  author={David J. Bradshaw and Karen A. Homer and Philip David Marsh and David Beighton},
  volume={140 ( Pt 12)},
Hog gastric mucin has been used as a model glycoprotein to determine the role of particular glycosidases produced by different oral bacteria in the development of stable, diverse microbial communities. The patterns of glycosidase and protease activity were determined in pure cultures of ten representative species of oral bacteria using synthetic substrates. A five-member mixed culture was established in a chemostat, comprising species with minimal glycosidase and protease activity, in which hog… CONTINUE READING

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