How do bacteria sense env.?
kferri at gibbs.oit.unc.edu
Thu Sep 1 22:35:13 EST 1994
Hello all. Am taking my first micro. class and am absolutely fascinated
by it! I am having a little trouble understanding the mech. by which
bacteria sense their environment. I understand the mech. of chemotaxis;
it's how do they sense in the first place I am confused on and haven't
been able to find any clear info if at all ( my text omits this). Some
of the terms the prof used were: omp R, omp C, omp F, sensor in the
cytoplasmic membrane and response regulator in the cytoplasm. Can anyone
explain this to me in clear language? Many thanks, in advance.
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