Role of cell cohesion in Myxococcus xanthus fruiting body formation.

@article{Shimkets1986RoleOC,
  title={Role of cell cohesion in Myxococcus xanthus fruiting body formation.},
  author={Lawrence Joseph Shimkets},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1986},
  volume={166 3},
  pages={842-8}
}
Dsp mutants of Myxococcus xanthus have a complex phenotype with abnormal cell cohesion, social motility, and development. All three defects are the result of a single mutation in the dsp locus, a region of DNA about 14 kilobases long. Cohesion appears to play a central role in social motility, since nonsocial mutants exhibit weak agglutination or, in the… CONTINUE READING