Novel features of the polysaccharide-digesting gliding bacterium Flavobacterium johnsoniae as revealed by genome sequence analysis.

@article{McBride2009NovelFO,
  title={Novel features of the polysaccharide-digesting gliding bacterium Flavobacterium johnsoniae as revealed by genome sequence analysis.},
  author={Mark J McBride and Gary Xie and Eric C Martens and Alla Lapidus and Bernard Henrissat and Ryan G. Rhodes and Eugene Goltsman and W. X. Wang and Jian Xu and David Hunnicutt and Andrew M. Staroscik and Timothy R. Hoover and Y S Cheng and Jennifer L Stein},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 21},
  pages={6864-75}
}
The 6.10-Mb genome sequence of the aerobic chitin-digesting gliding bacterium Flavobacterium johnsoniae (phylum Bacteroidetes) is presented. F. johnsoniae is a model organism for studies of bacteroidete gliding motility, gene regulation, and biochemistry. The mechanism of F. johnsoniae gliding is novel, and genome analysis confirms that it does not involve well-studied motility organelles, such as flagella or type IV pili. The motility machinery is composed of Gld proteins in the cell envelope… CONTINUE READING