Caulobacter crescentus

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Caulobacter crescentus

(kawl-ŏ-băk′tĕr krĕ-sĕn′tŭs)
A single-celled slightly curved bacterium that thrives in watery environments. It exists in two forms: a flagellated swarmer cell, and a stalked cell.
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Copper-Zinc superoxide dismutase from Caulobacter crescentus CB15.
It was discovered that the Caulobacter crescentus bacterium, which is often the first creature to colonize a wet surface, produces the strongest glue known to man, with an adhesive force almost three times stronger than commercial superglue.
They hope to use the substance from Caulobacter crescentus in operations - if they can stop it from sticking to all it touches.
The bacterium Caulobacter cres-centus begins its life as a mobile, tail-sporting cell.
Their scientists had to apply a force of about 1 micronewton to remove a single Caulobacter (C.
This is true for Caulobacter crescentus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Xylella fastidioasa (Figure 2).
One objective of the program is to develop new instrumentation capable of analyzing the extremely complex world of cell division and growth by studying four different organisms: zebrafish, fruit flies, Streptomyces fungi, and the Caulobacter bacterium.
The researchers started the project by trying to understand why the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus produces two distinct types of cell - one with a flagellum (appendage) and the other without.
This made no sense at first," said Shapiro, "because Caulobacter doesn't need a flagellum to live.
For the study, the researchers analysed the swimming patterns of one particular bacterium called, Caulobacter crescentus.
The researchers identified crescentin while studying Caulobacter crescentus, which comes in curved or helical forms, depending on its length.
Additional new databases include those for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the result of a joint effort with Stanford University sponsored by the Department of Energy's Microbial Cell Project, Caulobacter crescentus.