Department/School

Biology

Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Bacterial Proteins - metabolism, Cell and Molecular Biology of Microbes, Chemotaxis, Cytosine - metabolism, Genetic aspects, Membrane Proteins - metabolism, Methyl-Accepting Chemotaxis Proteins, Niacin, Niacin - metabolism, Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas putida - physiology

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.081968-0

Abstract

Soil bacteria are generally capable of growth on a wide range of organic chemicals, and pseudomonads are particularly adept at utilizing aromatic compounds. Pseudomonads are motile bacteria that are capable of sensing a wide range of chemicals, using both energy taxis and chemotaxis. Whilst the identification of specific chemicals detected by the ≥26 chemoreceptors encoded in Pseudomonas genomes is ongoing, the functions of only a limited number of Pseudomonas chemoreceptors have been revealed to date. We report here that McpC, a methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein in Pseudomonas putida F1 that was previously shown to function as a receptor for cytosine, was also responsible for the chemotactic response to the carboxylated pyridine nicotinic acid.

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Microbiology

Citation/Other Information

Parales, R.E., Nesteryuk, V., Hughes, J.G., Luu, R.A., and Ditty, J.L. (2014). The cytosine chemoreceptor McpC in Pseudomonas putida F1 also detects nicotinic acid. Microbiology 160:2661-2669.

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