Twitching motility and biofilm formation are associated with tonB1 in Xylella fastidiosa

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Cursino, Luciana ; Li, Yaxin ; Zaini, Paulo A. ; De La Fuente, Leonardo ; Hoch, Harvey C. ; Burr, Thomas J. (2017)
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    mesheuropmc: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition

A mutation in the Xylella fastidiosa tonB1 gene resulted in loss of twitching motility and in significantly less biofilm formation as compared with a wild type. The altered motility and biofilm phenotypes were restored by complementation with a functional copy of the ge... View more
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