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LuxS affects flagellar phase variation independently of quorum sensing in Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-71
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


LuxS catalyzes the synthesis of the quorum-sensing signaling molecule autoinducer 2. We show that in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, deletion of the luxS gene polarizes flagellar phase variation toward the more immunogenic phase 1 flagellin. This phenotype is complementable by luxS in trans but is independent of quorum-sensing signals.

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  • Bacterial Proteins, Carbon-Sulfur Lyases, Flagella, Flagellin, Gene Deletion, Genetic Complementation Test, Quorum Sensing, Salmonella typhimurium

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