publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

A Novel dnaJ Family Gene, sflA, Encodes an Inhibitor of Flagellation in Marine Vibrio Species

Kitaoka, M.; Nishigaki, T.; Ihara, K.; Nishioka, N.; Kojima, S.; Homma, M.;
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  • Published: 07 Dec 2012
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
ABSTRACT The marine bacterium Vibrio alginolyticus has a single polar flagellum. Formation of that flagellum is regulated positively and negatively by FlhF and by FlhG, respectively. The ΔflhF mutant makes no flagellum, whereas the ΔflhFG double-deletion mutant usually lacks a flagellum. However, the ΔflhFG mutant occasionally reverts to become motile by forming peritrichous flagella. We have isolated a suppressor pseudorevertant from the ΔflhFG strain (ΔflhFG-sup). The suppressor strain forms peritrichous flagella in the majority of cells. We identified candidate suppressor mutations by comparing the genome sequence of the parental strain, VIO5, with the genome...
free text keywords: Articles, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Mutant, Gene, Vibrio alginolyticus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Vibrio, Locus (genetics), Conserved sequence, Flagellum, Genetics, Mutation, medicine.disease_cause, medicine
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