Biochemistry of Signaling in Bacterial Chemotaxis

Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology

Many species of bacteria are able to sense chemicals in their environment and move to more favorable surroundings. This process/called chemotaxis/has been studied for many years and has been the paradigm for understanding broad themes in signaling such as sensitivity/amplification/and integration.  We have obtained evidence for a previously unsuspected biochemical activity that would add an important new element to this paradigm. The proposed work will use biochemical approaches to make critical tests of the hypothesis.

Stream Leaders

David Blair, PhD
Professor, School of Biological Sciences