Caulobacter

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Caulobacter

[‚kȯl·ō′bak·tər]
(microbiology)
A genus of prosthecate bacteria; cells are rod-shaped, fusiform, or vibrioid and stalked, and reproduction is by binary fission of cells.
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Caulobacter crescentus (2), Photobacterium leiognathi (3), Brucella abortus (4) Haemophilus species (5) Legionella species (6) Actinobacillus and Pasteurella species (7), Escherichia coli (8,9), Salmonella Typhimurium, S.
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): Researchers at the University of British Columbia have turned the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus into a protein production factory by adapting a single protein on its surface, thus making useful proteins that can act as vaccines and drugs.
They hope to use the substance from Caulobacter crescentus in operations - if they can stop it from sticking to all it touches.
The researchers identified crescentin while studying Caulobacter crescentus, which comes in curved or helical forms, depending on its length.
This is true for Caulobacter crescentus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Xylella fastidioasa (Figure 2).