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Features of Bacillus cereus swarm cells.
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PMID:  21035546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
When propagated on solid surfaces, Bacillus cereus can produce differentiated swarm cells under a wide range of growth conditions. This behavioural versatility is ecologically relevant, since it allows this bacterium to adapt swarming to environmental changes. Swarming by B. cereus is medically important: swarm cells are more virulent and particularly prone to invade host tissues. Characterisation of swarming-deficient mutants highlights that flagellar genes as well as genes governing different metabolic pathways are involved in swarm-cell differentiation. In this review, the environmental and genetic requirements for swarming and the role played by swarm cells in the virulence this pathogen exerts will be outlined.
Sonia Senesi; Sara Salvetti; Francesco Celandroni; Emilia Ghelardi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in microbiology     Volume:  161     ISSN:  1769-7123     ISO Abbreviation:  Res. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8907468     Medline TA:  Res Microbiol     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  743-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Institut Pasteur. Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.
Dipartimento di Biologia, Via San Zeno, 37-39, 56127 Pisa, Pisa University, Italy.
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