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Crowning: a novel Escherichia coli colonizing behaviour generating a self-organized corona

José María Gómez-Gómez12* and Ricardo Amils13

Author Affiliations

1 Departamento de Virología y Microbiología, Laboratorio 104. Centro de Biología, Molecular Severo Ochoa, Campus of the Universidad, Autónoma de Madrid, C/ Nicolás Cabrera n° 1, Madrid 28049, Spain

2 OAS-BioAstronomy Group, Observatorio Astronómico de Segurilla (OAS), 45621, Camino de Valparaiso S/N, Segurilla Toledo, Spain

3 Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), (Associated with NASA Astrobiology Institute), Ctra Ajalvir km 4, Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid 28850, Spain

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BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:108  doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-108

Published: 25 February 2014

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Corona generated by different E. coli K-12 strain mutants. (A-C)∆flhDC strain lacking of flagellar master regulator FlhDC (A-B)flhD::cam(C)flhDC::kan(D)fliA strain lacking of flagellar alternative sigma, σF (RpoF) (E-F)motABfliC strain defective in the production of the basic subunit of a flagella filament flagellin FliC and MotAB, the stator flagellar rotor (G-H)motA(I)fliC(J)yhjH(K-L)cheZYBRcheWA lacking of two component CheA/BCheY chemotaxis signalling system (M-N)ycgR(O-P)fimA(Q-R)csgD(S)pgaA(T)ydaM(U-V)rpoS(W)yegE(Y)yciR. Magnifications and scale bars: (A, C, D, E, G, K, M, O, Q, S, T, U) × 40, 200 μm; (B, F, H, I, J, L, N, P, R, V, W, Y) × 100, 100 μm.

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