Surface-induced swarmer cell differentiation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

  title={Surface-induced swarmer cell differentiation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus.},
  author={Linda L. McCarter and Michael Gordon Silverman},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  volume={4 7},
Vibrio parahaemolyticus distinguishes between life in a liquid environment and life on a surface. Growth on a surface induces differentiation from a swimmer cell to a swarmer cell type. Each cell type is adapted for locomotion under different circumstances. Swimmer cells synthesize a single polar flagellum (Fla) for movement in a liquid medium, and swarmer cells produce an additional distinct flagellar system, the lateral flagella (Laf), for movement across a solid substratum, called swarming… CONTINUE READING

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