Transient alginate gene expression by Pseudomonas putida biofilm residents under water-limiting conditions reflects adaptation to the local environment.

@article{Li2010TransientAG,
  title={Transient alginate gene expression by Pseudomonas putida biofilm residents under water-limiting conditions reflects adaptation to the local environment.},
  author={Xiaohong Li and Lindsey Nielsen and Connor Nolan and Larry J. Halverson},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={1578-90}
}
Under water-limiting conditions Pseudomonas putida produces the exopolysaccharide alginate, which influences biofilm development and facilitates maintaining a hydrated microenvironment. Since alginate is a minor biofilm matrix component it is important to determine whether alginate production occurs by all or a subset of residents, and when and to what extent cells contribute to alginate production. To address these questions we employed stable and unstable fluorescent reporters to measure… CONTINUE READING

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