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Chemosensory pathways, motility and development in Myxococcus xanthus. Nat Rev Microbiol 2007 Nov;5(11):862-72



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2-s2.0-35348833523   189 Citations


The complex life cycle of Myxococcus xanthus includes predation, swarming, fruiting-body formation and sporulation. The genome of M. xanthus is large and comprises an estimated 7,400 open reading frames, of which approximately 605 code for regulatory genes. These include eight clusters of chemotaxis-like genes that define eight chemosensory pathways, most of which have dedicated functions. Although many of these chemosensory pathways have a role in controlling motility, at least two of these pathways control gene expression during development.

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Zusman DR, Scott AE, Yang Z, Kirby JR


John Kirby PhD Chair, Center Associate Director, Professor in the Microbiology and Immunology department at Medical College of Wisconsin

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Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
Myxococcus xanthus
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