Zolghadr, Behnam and Klingl, Andreas and Koerdt, Andrea and Driessen, Arnold J. M. and Rachel, Reinhard and Albers, Sonja-Verena (2010) Appendage-Mediated Surface Adherence of "Sulfolobus solfataricus". Journal of bacteriology 192 (1), pp. 104-110.
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Attachment of microorganisms to surfaces is a prerequisite for colonization and biofilm formation. The hyperthermophilic crenarchaeote Sulfolobus solfataricus was able to attach to a variety of surfaces, such as glass, mica, pyrite, and carbon-coated gold grids. Deletion mutant analysis showed that for initial attachment
the presence of flagella and pili is essential. Attached cells produced extracellular polysaccharides containing mannose, galactose, and N-acetylglucosamine. Genes possibly involved in the production of the extracellular polysaccharides were identified.
|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Biochemie, Genetik und Mikrobiologie > Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie > Prof. Dr. Michael Thomm|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||01 Jul 2011 07:50|
|Last Modified:||21 Jul 2011 02:15|