Physiological requirements for carbonate precipitation during biofilm development of Bacillus subtilis etfA mutant.

@article{Marvasi2010PhysiologicalRF,
  title={Physiological requirements for carbonate precipitation during biofilm development of Bacillus subtilis etfA mutant.},
  author={Massimiliano Marvasi and P T Visscher and Brunella Perito and Giorgio Mastromei and Lilliam Casillas-Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={341-50}
}
Although the implications of calcium carbonate (CaCO(3)) precipitation by microorganisms in natural environments are quite relevant, the physiology and genetics of this phenomenon are poorly understood. We have chosen Bacillus subtilis 168 as our model to study which physiological aspects are associated with CaCO(3) (calcite) formation during biofilm development when grown on precipitation medium. A B. subtilis eftA mutant named FBC5 impaired in calcite precipitation was used for comparative… CONTINUE READING