Eric J.G. Pollitt
Defining motility in the Staphylococci
Pollitt, Eric J.G.; Diggle, Stephen P.
Stephen P. Diggle
The ability of bacteria to move is critical for their survival in diverse environments and multiple ways have evolved to achieve this. Two forms of motility have recently been described for Staphylococcus aureus, an organism previously considered to be non-motile. One form is called spreading, which is a type of sliding motility and the second form involves comet formation, which has many observable characteristics associated with gliding motility. Darting motility has also been observed in Staphylococcus epidermidis. This review describes how motility is defined and how we distinguish between passive and active motility. We discuss the characteristics of the various forms of Staphylococci motility, the molecular mechanisms involved and the potential future research directions.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Journal||Cellular and Molecular Life Science|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Pollitt, E. J., & Diggle, S. P. (in press). Defining motility in the Staphylococci. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 74(16), https://doi.org/10.1007/s00018-017-2507-z|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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