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Minh Hong Nguyen, Yoshihiro Ojima, Teruyoshi Kawata and Masahito Taya Alternation in colonization behaviors of Escherichia coli cells with rpoS or yggE deficiency on solid surfaces Biotechnology and Bioengineering 110

Article first published online: 17 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/bit.24770

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The authors clarified the contribution of flagella and curli to E. coli BW25113 colonization by using the yggE-deficient (ΔyggE) and rpoS-deficient (ΔrpoS) strains. Under a static condition, the plentiful flagella synthesized on ΔrpoS and ΔyggE cell surfaces facilitated the increased colonization. However, under a flow condition, only ΔyggE cells that formed abundant flagella and curli on their surfaces could maintain the stable colonization on the solid surface.

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