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Analysis of fluorescent reporters indicates heterogeneity in glucose uptake and utilization in clonal bacterial populations

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Title
Analysis of fluorescent reporters indicates heterogeneity in glucose uptake and utilization in clonal bacterial populations
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BMC Microbiology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-13-258
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Nela Nikolic, Thomas Barner, Martin Ackermann

Abstract

In this study, we aimed at investigating heterogeneity in the expression of metabolic genes in clonal populations of Escherichia coli growing on glucose as the sole carbon source. Different metabolic phenotypes can arise in these clonal populations through variation in the expression of glucose transporters and metabolic enzymes. First, we focused on the glucose transporters PtsG and MglBAC to analyze the diversity of glucose uptake strategies. Second, we analyzed phenotypic variation in the expression of genes involved in gluconeogenesis and acetate scavenging (as acetate is formed and excreted during bacterial growth on glucose), which can reveal, for instance, phenotypic subpopulations that cross-feed through the exchange of acetate. In these experiments, E. coli MG1655 strains containing different transcriptional GFP reporters were grown in chemostats and reporter expression was measured with flow cytometry.

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Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
France 2 2%
Estonia 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
China 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Unknown 87 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 27%
Researcher 21 22%
Student > Master 13 14%
Student > Bachelor 6 6%
Unspecified 6 6%
Other 24 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 43 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 21%
Unspecified 11 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 8 8%
Engineering 6 6%
Other 8 8%

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