Biofilm dispersal for spore release in Bacillus subtilis

Ákos T. Kovács*, Nicola R. Stanley-Wall

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Abstract

The dispersal of bacterial cells from a matured biofilm can be mediated either by active or passive mechanisms. In this issue of the Journal of Bacteriology, Nishikawa and Kobayashi demonstrate that the presence of calcium influences dispersal of spores from the pellicle biofilm of Bacillus subtilis The authors propose that temporal heterogeneity in matrix production and chelation of calcium by dipicolinic acid in spores weakens the biofilm matrix and causes passive dispersal.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00192-21
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Volume23
Issue number14
Number of pages4
ISSN0021-9193
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Biofilm
  • Dispersal
  • Spore
  • Development

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