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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Sep;75(17):5704-7. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00198-09. Epub 2009 Jul 10.

Role of flagella in virulence of the coral pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus.

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The Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel.

Abstract

A recently available transposition system was utilized to isolate a nonmotile mutant of the coral-bleaching pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus. The mutation was localized to the fhlA gene, and the mutant lacked flagella. The flhA mutant was unable to exhibit chemotaxis toward coral mucus or to adhere to corals and subsequently cause infection.

PMID:
19592536
PMCID:
PMC2737915
DOI:
10.1128/AEM.00198-09
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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