Viscous drag on the flagellum activates Bacillus subtilis entry into the K-state.


Bacillus subtilis flagella are not only required for locomotion but also act as sensors that monitor environmental changes. Although how the signal transmission takes place is poorly understood, it has been shown that flagella play an important role in surface sensing by transmitting a mechanical signal to control the DegS-DegU two-component system. Here we… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/mmi.13770