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- Merritt, Peter M., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- mBio 2015 v.6 no.2 pp. e00005-15
- Agrobacterium radiobacter; Escherichia coli; agar; bacteria; bacterial motility; chemotaxis; flagellum; genetic suppression; habitats; molecular motor proteins; mutants; phenotype; signal transduction
- ... Bacterial locomotion driven by flagella is given directionality by the chemotaxis signal transduction network. In the classic plate assays of migration in porous motility agar, efficient motility is compromised in chemotaxis mutants of diverse bacteria. Nonchemotactic mutants become trapped within the agar matrix. Suppressor mutations that prevent this entanglement but do not restore chemotaxis, a ...
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