Growth switching, motility and application of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
Capeness, Michael James (2015) Growth switching, motility and application of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, is a small mono-flagellate Gram-negative delta-proteobacterium, which has a bi-phasic lifecycle, consisting of a predatory phase; in which they invade on other Gram-negative bacteria and digest the prey cell’s content to grow and septate, or host independent phase; in which they can grow and septate in media rich in amino acids as well as vitamins and cofactors. As B. bacteriovorus can kill other Gram-negative bacteria including pathogens, they have potential to be used as a ‘living antibiotic’.
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