Some properties of the Pseudomonas fluorescens adhesin and antiadhesin

Y A Nikolaev, J I Prosser

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Abstract

Some properties of the adhesion-modifying factors of Pseudomonas fluorescens are described. Adhesin, which promotes the adhesion of R fluorescens cells, is a hydrophobic compound of a protein nature with a molecular mass of more than 10 kDa located either at the cell surface or in the medium. Antiadhesin, which suppresses the adhesion of P. fluorescens cells, is a thermolabile hydrophobic compound of a nonprotein nature with a molecular mass of less than 3 kDa. Heating makes antiadhesin hydrophilic. The role of adhesin and antiadhesin in the adhesion and adaptation of P. fluorescens cells is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalMicrobiology
Volume69
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • adhesion
  • factors
  • properties
  • Pseudomonas fluorescens
  • lactobacillus
  • culture
  • mucus

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