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The FlgM secretion checkpoint plays a crucial role in coordinating bacterial flagellar assembly. Here we identify a new role for FlgM and FliA as part of a complex regulatory network which controls flagellum number and is essential for efficient swimming and biofilm formation in the monotrichous bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/JB.00349-11

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Bacteriol

Publication Date

08/2011

Volume

193

Pages

4010 - 4014

Keywords

Bacterial Proteins, Biofilms, Flagella, Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial, Rhodobacter sphaeroides, Sigma Factor