We have reported that Vibrio furnissii, a chitinivorous marine bacterium, expresses a complex apparatus for adhesion/deadhesion to chitin analogues (1). In the present studies, we show that this organism exhibits a chemotactic response (swarming) to chitin oligosaccharides at concentrations as low as 10 μM. In contrast, V. furnissii exhibits slight to no chemotaxis to other utilizable compounds (glycerol, lactate, amino acids), with the exception of l-glutamic acid. V. furnissii may lack the tar (aspartate) receptor of Escherichia coli.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Jun 30 1989|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology