Metabolome profiling reveals metabolic cooperation between Bacillus megaterium and Ketogulonicigenium vulgare during induced swarm motility.

@article{Zhou2011MetabolomePR,
  title={Metabolome profiling reveals metabolic cooperation between Bacillus megaterium and Ketogulonicigenium vulgare during induced swarm motility.},
  author={J. X. Zhou and Qian Ma and Hong Yi and Li-li Wang and Hao Song and Yingjin Yuan},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 19},
  pages={7023-30}
}
The metabolic cooperation in the ecosystem of Bacillus megaterium and Ketogulonicigenium vulgare was investigated by cultivating them spatially on a soft agar plate. We found that B. megaterium swarmed in a direction along the trace of K. vulgare on the agar plate. Metabolomics based on gas chromatography coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC-TOF-MS) was employed to analyze the interaction mechanism between the two microorganisms. We found that the microorganisms interact by… CONTINUE READING