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dc.contributor.authorBrileya, Kristen A.
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, James M.
dc.contributor.authorDowney, Carey
dc.contributor.authorGerlach, Robin
dc.contributor.authorFields, Matthew W.
dc.identifier.citationBrileya KA, Connolly JM, Downey C, Gerlach R, Fields MW, "Taxis toward hydrogen gas by Methanococcus maripaludis," Sci Rep. 2013 3:3140en_US
dc.description.abstractKnowledge of taxis (directed swimming) in the Archaea is currently expanding through identification of novel receptors, effectors, and proteins involved in signal transduction to the flagellar motor. Although the ability for biological cells to sense and swim toward hydrogen gas has been hypothesized for many years, this capacity has yet to be observed and demonstrated. Here we show that the average swimming velocity increases in the direction of a source of hydrogen gas for the methanogen Methanococcus maripaludis using a capillary assay with anoxic gas-phase control and time-lapse microscopy. The results indicate that a methanogen couples motility to hydrogen concentration sensing, and is the first direct observation of hydrogenotaxis in any domain of life. Hydrogenotaxis represents a strategy that would impart a competitive advantage to motile microorganisms that compete for hydrogen gas and would impact the C, S and N cycles.en_US
dc.titleTaxis toward hydrogen gas by Methanococcus maripaludisen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleScientific Reportsen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemistry & Biochemistry.en_US
mus.relation.departmentMicrobiology & Immunology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.contributor.orcidFields, Matthew W.|0000-0001-9053-1849en_US

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