swarmer cell


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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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Harshey, "Differentiation of Serratia marcescens 274 into swimmer and swarmer cells," Journal of Bacteriology, vol.
ZapA, the IgA-degrading metalloprotease of Proteus mirabilis, is a virulence factor expressed specifically in swarmer cells. Molec Microbiol 1999;32:825-36.