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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Impaired respiration elicits SrrAB-dependent programmed cell lysis and biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus

    Ameya A Mashruwala et al.
    The absence of oxygen prompts Staphylococcus aureus cells to rupture resulting in increased formation of biofilms, which are the etiological agents of recurrent infections.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Flow environment and matrix structure interact to determine spatial competition in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms

    Carey D Nadell et al.
    The feedback between hydrodynamic flow conditions and biofilm spatial architecture drives competition in P. aeruginosa biofilms, and can explain variation in biofilm production observed among bacteria in natural environments.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Structural dynamics of RbmA governs plasticity of Vibrio cholerae biofilms

    Jiunn CN Fong et al.
    Biofilm matrix protein RbmA controls biofilm architecture through binary structural switching and exopolysaccharide binding.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The horizontally-acquired response regulator SsrB drives a Salmonella lifestyle switch by relieving biofilm silencing

    Stuti K Desai et al.
    A response regulator acquired via lateral gene transfer has rewired an ancestral genetic circuitry and regulates alternative pathogenic lifestyles.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Biofilms: Take my breath away

    Vinai C Thomas, Paul D Fey
    A lack of oxygen activates a pathway that causes the bacterial cell wall to break down, which, in turn, aids bacterial biofilm development.
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    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
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    Biofilms: Flipping the switch

    Xavier Pierrat, Alexandre Persat
    A structural switch controls the architecture of Vibrio cholerae biofilms by mediating the interactions between two matrix components.
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A serine sensor for multicellularity in a bacterium

    Arvind R Subramaniam et al.
    Biofilm formation by Bacillus subtilis relies on a sensing mechanism for the amino acid serine that does not depend on a dedicated protein or RNA.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Mechanistic insight into the conserved allosteric regulation of periplasmic proteolysis by the signaling molecule cyclic-di-GMP

    Debashree Chatterjee et al.
    Structure-function analyses reveal the mechanistic underpinnings of inside-out transmembrane signaling that controls periplasmic proteolysis, and thereby biofilm formation, in bacteria and may be relevant in the context of other signaling proteins with similar control elements.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Differential interaction forces govern bacterial sorting in early biofilms

    Enno R Oldewurtel et al.
    Differential physical interactions between bacteria in mixed microcolonies trigger cell sorting.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Strong inter-population cooperation leads to partner intermixing in microbial communities

    Babak Momeni et al.
    Simulations and experiments on systems containing two different populations of microorganisms show that interactions that benefit at least one of the populations can lead to communities with stable compositions, and that strong cooperation between two populations can lead to communities in which both populations are mixed together.

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