Role of energy metabolism in conversion of nonmucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa to the mucoid phenotype

@article{Terry1992RoleOE,
  title={Role of energy metabolism in conversion of nonmucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa to the mucoid phenotype},
  author={J. M. Terry and S. E. Pi{\~n}a and S. Mattingly},
  journal={Infection and Immunity},
  year={1992},
  volume={60},
  pages={1329 - 1335}
}
Phosphatidylcholine, the major component of lung surfactant, when supplied as the sole source of phosphate for Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, resulted in conversion of as much as 2% of the population to the mucoid phenotype under continuous culture conditions over a 24-day culture period. In addition, growth in phosphatidylcholine resulted in the highest yields of extracellular alginate compared with other environmental conditions. Iron limitation, another environmental condition relevant to the… Expand
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