A functional amyloid acts as a signal to maintain motility

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In our study, now published in Science Signaling, we show how the very glue that holds B. subtilis biofilms together also serves as a signal to some of the bacteria to leave the home colony and start migrating. https://stke.sciencemag.org/content/13/632/eaaw8905

A fantastic collaboration with the Van Teefelen and Romero labs.

Ilana Kolodkin-Gal

Senior Researcher, Weizmann Institute of Science