Planktonic Pseudomonas aeruginosa use their polar flagella and chemotaxis to swim towards host mucous membranes. Pili then bind to host cell receptors for initial but reversible bacterial attachment.
Illustration of the Development of a Biofilm by Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Step 1.jpg by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: August, 2018
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