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The role of nitric-oxide-synthase-derived nitric oxide in multicellular traits of Bacillus subtilis 3610: biofilm formation, swarming, and dispersal

Frank Schreiber14*, Martin Beutler12, Dennis Enning1, María Lamprecht-Grandio3, Olga Zafra3, José Eduardo González-Pastor3 and Dirk de Beer1

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1 Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Celsiusstrasse 1, D-28359 Bremen, Germany

2 bionsys GmbH, Fahrenheitstrasse 1, D-28359, Bremen, Germany

3 Instituto Nacional de Téchnica Aeroespecial, Centro de Astrobiologia (INTA-CSIC), Madrid 28850, Spain

4 Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Überlandstrasse 133-P.O. Box 611-8600 Dübendorf-Switzerland

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BMC Microbiology 2011, 11:111  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-111

Published: 20 May 2011

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Figure S1. Theoretical formation of NO from the NO donor Noc-18. The figure shows the calculated formation of NO over time for different starting concentrations of Noc-18. Figure S2. Theoretical formation of NO from the NO donor SNAP. The figure shows the calculated formation of NO over time for different starting concentrations of SNAP.

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