Mutations affecting predation ability of the soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus.

@article{Pham2005MutationsAP,
  title={Mutations affecting predation ability of the soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus.},
  author={Vinh D Pham and Conrad W Shebelut and Michelle E. Diodati and Carolee T. Bull and M. Singer},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={151 Pt 6},
  pages={1865-74}
}
Myxococcus xanthus genetic mutants with characterized phenotypes were analysed for the ability to prey on susceptible bacteria. Quantification of predatory ability was scored by a newly developed method under conditions in which prey bacteria provided the only source of nutrients. These results were corroborated by data derived using a previously published protocol that measures predation in the presence of limited external nutrients. First, early developmental regulatory mutants were examined… CONTINUE READING

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