Molecular genetic and physical analysis of gas vesicles in buoyant enterobacteria

  title={Molecular genetic and physical analysis of gas vesicles in buoyant enterobacteria},
  author={Yosuke Tashiro and Rita E. Monson and Joshua P. Ramsay and George P. C. Salmond},
  booktitle={Environmental microbiology},
Different modes of bacterial taxis play important roles in environmental adaptation, survival, colonization and dissemination of disease. One mode of taxis is flotation due to the production of gas vesicles. Gas vesicles are proteinaceous intracellular organelles, permeable only to gas, that enable flotation in aquatic niches. Gene clusters for gas vesicle biosynthesis are partially conserved in various archaea, cyanobacteria, and some proteobacteria, such as the enterobacterium, Serratia sp… CONTINUE READING
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