Autoaggregation of Xylella fastidiosa cells is influenced by type I and type IV pili

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Autoaggregation of widely dispersed Xylella fastidiosa cells into compact cell masses occurred over a period of hours following 7 to 11 days of growth in microfluidic chambers. Studies involving the use of mutants defective in polarly positioned type I (fimA-negative), type IV (pilB-negative), or both type I and IV (fimA- and pilO-negative) pili revealed the importance and role of pili in the autoaggregation process.


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  • Escherichia coli
  • Vitis vinifera
  • Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris
  • Xylella fastidiosa


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