Regulation of sessility and motility in Shewanella
Research report (imported) 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
Numerous bacterial species are motile and almost all of them are capable of forming sessile surface-associated communities, often referred to as biofilms. Both abilities are crucial for successful propagation and spreading in the natural environment. Using species of the soil and sediment bacteria Shewanella we study how these organisms regulate motility and biofilm formation to adapt to environmental conditions.