Swarmer cell | definition of swarmer cell by Medical dictionary
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swarmer cell a spherical cell in Rhizobium which penetrates the root hairs of legumes in order to establish the symbiotic relationship associated with NITROGEN FIXATION.
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ZapA, the IgA-degrading metalloprotease of Proteus mirabilis, is a virulence factor expressed specifically in swarmer cells
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