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Biofilm mode of growth of Streptococcus intermedius favored by a competence-stimulating signaling peptide.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15342606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria use quorum sensing to coordinate population behavior. In several streptococci, quorum sensing mediated by competence-stimulating peptides (CSP) is associated with development of competence for transformation. We show here that a synthetic CSP favored the biofilm mode of growth of Streptococcus intermedius without affecting the rate of culture growth.
Fernanda C Petersen; Daniele Pecharki; Anne A Scheie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bacteriology     Volume:  186     ISSN:  0021-9193     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Bacteriol.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-02     Completed Date:  2004-09-29     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985120R     Medline TA:  J Bacteriol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6327-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1052, Blindern, N0316 Oslo, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological / physiology
Bacterial Proteins / chemical synthesis*,  pharmacology*
Biofilms / growth & development*
DNA-Binding Proteins / chemical synthesis*,  pharmacology*
Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
Growth Substances / chemical synthesis,  pharmacology
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Streptococcus intermedius / cytology,  genetics*,  physiology*
Transformation, Genetic / drug effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Proteins; 0/ComA protein, Bacteria; 0/DNA-Binding Proteins; 0/Growth Substances

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