Methyl transfer in chemotaxis toward sugars by Bacillus subtilis

M. S. Thoelke, J. M. Casper, G. W. Ordal

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Like amino acids, the sugars glucose and the nonmetabolizable 2-deoxyglucose caused a turnover of methyl groups on the methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins. These sugars also caused methanol formation on addition. Thus, in contrast to chemotaxis in Escherichia coli, taxis to phosphotransferase sugars by Bacillus subtilis utilizes the methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1148-1150
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990


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