non-mucoid cells

BOB MCLEAN RM12 at swt.edu
Mon Aug 4 08:18:02 EST 1997


Dear Peter;

Your idea of non-mucoid cells acting to disseminate organisms from biofilms via
gas bubbles, etc. sounds quite intriguing.  I would suggest that you might wish
to design an experiment which would let you see if any cells that adhere to gas
bubbles are your non-mucoid cells.  You would also need to see if these cells
can revert back to their mucoid form when they encounter a surface to colonize.

Good luck,

Bob McLean
Dept. Biology
Southwest Texas State University
San Marcos, Tx 78666
USA
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