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J Bacteriol. 2000 Aug;182(15):4348-51.

Genetic analysis of sliding motility in Mycobacterium smegmatis.

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Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

Abstract

A screen for nonsliding mutants of Mycobacterium smegmatis yielded 20 mutants with transposon insertions in the mps gene, which is involved in glycopeptidolipid biosynthesis. One mutant had an insertion in a gene predicted to encode a membrane transport protein. All mutants lacked glycopeptidolipids and were unable to form biofilms on polyvinyl chloride.

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10894747
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PMC101957
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