# Team:Toulouse/Project/Chemotaxis

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 Revision as of 20:14, 17 October 2014 (view source)Jourdan (Talk | contribs)← Older edit Revision as of 20:16, 17 October 2014 (view source)Jourdan (Talk | contribs) Newer edit → Line 102: Line 102: Chemotaxis is used as a way to detect and come close to the location of fungi infection. During its growth, fungi release N-acetylglucosamine (NAG), the basic unit of chitin which composed its cell wall. Thus, there should exist a gradient of the concentration of NAG around the fungi.

Chemotaxis is used as a way to detect and come close to the location of fungi infection. During its growth, fungi release N-acetylglucosamine (NAG), the basic unit of chitin which composed its cell wall. Thus, there should exist a gradient of the concentration of NAG around the fungi.

- It is known that B. subtilis is able to detect and to swim towards glucose using the Methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein, henceforth called McpA( href="MCPA_BACSU"_blanck">MCPA_BACSU).
+ It is known that B. subtilis is able to detect and to swim towards glucose using the Methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein, henceforth called McpA (
MCPA_BACSU).
Some bacteria are attracted by NAG, like Vibrio cholerae which has a NAG regulated methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein: VCD (VCD_000306).

Some bacteria are attracted by NAG, like Vibrio cholerae which has a NAG regulated methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein: VCD (VCD_000306).