Givskov, Michael Christian3; Eberl, Leo3; Molin, Søren4
1 Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark2 Center for Systems Microbiology, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark3 Department of Microbiology, Technical University of Denmark4 Infection Microbiology, Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Technical University of Denmark
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.
F E M S Microbiology Letters, 1997, Vol 148, Issue 2, p. 115-122
Serratia liquefaciens; exoenzyme; flagella; surface motility; quorum sensing