Escherichia coli is attracted by pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), and chemotaxis toward glucose is enhanced by the presence of PQQ. A ptsI mutant showed no chemotactic response to either glucose or PQQ alone but did show a chemotactic response to a mixture of glucose and PQQ. A strain lacking the methylated chemotaxis receptor protein Tar showed no response to PQQ.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology