Role of motility, chemotaxis, and adhesion in microbial ecology.

  • Max J. Kennedy
  • Published 1987 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences


This review emphasized the implications of recent data pertaining to the role that motility, chemotaxis, and adhesion play in microbial ecology. Some of these processes appear to promote colonization by allowing certain organisms to selectively "seek out" nutrients or sites of colonization. For example, chemotaxis to NO3- and NO2- may provide pseudomonads… (More)


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