Definition of form and Function for the S-Layer of Caulobacter crescentus

  • Wade H. Bingle
  • Stephen G. Walker
  • John Smit
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 252)


Caulobacters are often cited as examples of the diverse group of microorganisms categorized as the prosthecate bacteria; bacteria that produce appendages that are an extension of the cell membrane and wall. As is true for other prosthecate bacteria, caulobacters are found widely in the open environment, inhabiting lakes, streams, soils and the oceans (Poindexter, 1981). Because of their abundance or at least frequent appearance in locales with limited amounts of available nutrients, they are often used as the example of an oligotrophic bacterium.


Shine Dalgarno Translation Initiation Region Caulobacter Crescentus Oligotrophic Bacterium Outer Membrane Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wade H. Bingle
    • 1
  • Stephen G. Walker
    • 1
  • John Smit
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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