Predatory Bdellovibrio bacteria use gliding motility to scout for prey on surfaces

Journal of Bacteriology
Carey LambertRenee Elizabeth Sockett

Abstract

Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a famously fast, flagellate predatory bacterium, preying upon Gram-negative bacteria in liquids; how it interacts with prey on surfaces such as in medical biofilms is unknown. Here we report that Bdellovibrio bacteria "scout" for prey bacteria on solid surfaces, using slow gliding motility that is present in flagellum-negative and pilus-negative strains.

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Bacterial Adhesion
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Chemotaxis
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