Control of exoenzyme production, motility and cell differentiation in Serratia liquefaciens

Michael Christian Givskov, Leo Eberl, Søren Molin

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    Serratia liquefaciens secretes a broad spectrum of hydrolytic enzymes to the surrounding medium and possesses the ability to differentiate into specialized swarmer cells capable of rapid surface motility. Control of exoenzyme production and swarming motility is governed by similar regulatory components, including a quorum-sensing mechanism and the flagellar master operon flhDC.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalF E M S Microbiology Letters
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)115-122
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 1997


    • Serratia liquefaciens
    • exoenzyme
    • flagella
    • surface motility
    • quorum sensing

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