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  • Author(s):
    Nydia Morales Soto, Anne E. Mattingly, Shaun W. Lee, Joshua D. Shrout
    Abstract:

    Many organisms coordinate to move and colonize over surfaces. Bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa exhibit such surface motility as a precursor step to forming biofilms. Here we show a group surface motility where small groups of P. aeruginosa use their type IV pili (TFP) appendages over long-distances. Small cell clusters employ their TFP to move multiple cell lengths in fractions of a second and form new multicellular groups. Given the length scale and speed of displacement, cells appear…

    Date Published:
    2019-01
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  • Author(s):
    Nydia Morales Soto, Anne E. Mattingly, Shaun W. Lee, Joshua D. Shrout
    Abstract:

    Many organisms coordinate to move and colonize over surfaces. Bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa exhibit such surface motility as a precursor step to forming biofilms. Here we show a group surface motility where small groups of P. aeruginosa use their type IV pili (TFP) appendages over long-distances. Small cell clusters employ their TFP to move multiple cell lengths in fractions of a second and form new multicellular groups. Given the length scale and speed of displacement, cells appear…

    Date Published:
    2019-01
    Record Visibility:
    Public