TABLE 2.

Complementation and phenotypic characterization of S. marcescens mutant strains defective in the dapASm-nlpBSm locus at 37°C

StrainPhenotype at 37°Ca
SwarmingBiofilmHemolysinCell wall integrity
CH-1 (wild type)NNN
PC100+DHD
PC100(pBG200)+NNN
PC100(pBG201)DHD
PC100(pBG203)NNN
PC101+NNN
PC101(pBG201)NNN
PC102+DHD
PC102(pBG200)+NNN
PC102(pBG201)DHD
PC102(pBG203)NNN
  • a −, nonswarming; +, swarming; N, normal; D, defective; H, hemolysin overproduction.