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Appendage-Mediated Surface Adherence of Sulfolobus solfataricus

Zolghadr, B., Klingl, A., Koerdt, A., Driessen, A. J. M., Rachel, R. & Albers, S-V., Jan-2010, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 192, 1, p. 104-110 7 p.

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Attachment of microorganisms to surfaces is a prerequisite for colonization and biofilm formation. The hyperthermophilic crenarchaeote Sulfolobus solfataricus was able to attach to a variety of surfaces, such as glass, mica, pyrite, and carbon-coated gold grids. Deletion mutant analysis showed that for initial attachment the presence of flagella and pili is essential. Attached cells produced extracellular polysaccharides containing mannose, galactose, and N-acetylglucosamine. Genes possibly involved in the production of the extracellular polysaccharides were identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-110
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Volume192
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2010

    Keywords

  • BIOFILM FORMATION, PYROCOCCUS-FURIOSUS, ADHESION, ARCHAEA, GENUS

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