Point Mutations Lead to Increased Levels of c-di-GMP and Phenotypic Changes to the Colony Biofilm Morphology in <i>Alcanivorax borkumensis</i> SK2

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Abstract

<p><i>Alcanivorax borkumensis</i> is a ubiquitous marine bacterium that utilizes alkanes as a sole carbon source. We observed two phenotypes in the <i>A. borkumensis</i> SK2 type strain: rough (R) and smooth (S) types. The S type exhibited lower motility and higher polysaccharide production than the R type. Full genome sequencing revealed a mutation in the S type involved in cyclic-di-GMP production. The present results suggest that higher c-di-GMP levels in the S type control the biofilm forming behavior of this bacterium in a manner commensurate with other Gram-negative bacteria.</p>

Journal

  • Microbes and Environments

    Microbes and Environments 34(1), 104-107, 2019

    Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology · The Japanese Society of Soil Microbiology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007627746
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11551577
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1342-6311
  • NDL Article ID
    029596497
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-J644
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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