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  • noun The growth of filaments
  • noun biology An anomalous growth of certain bacteria in which they continue to elongate but do not divide


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  • Unexpectedly, a systematic examination of IbpA's function revealed that the filamentation induced by c-AMP (Fic) domain, and not the YopT-homologous region, represented a virulence determinant in IbpA.

    Health News from Medical News Today 2009

  • Additionally, in the absence of Hog1, zymolyase induces an alternative response related to mating and filamentation as a consequence of the cross-talk between these pathways and the HOG pathway.

    Journal of Biological Chemistry current issue 2009

  • This hypothesis is further supported by the observation that our gene expression data were able to identify extensive genetic changes relative to an earlier microarray study in which cell filamentation was induced by an external chemical agent

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles 2009

  • In addition, down regulation of zapA could help facilitate cell filamentation, since ZapA is known to counteract FtsZ inhibition by MinC

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles 2009

  • Plates were incubated at room temperature (RT) in the dark for at least 3 days and mating and haploid filamentation was assessed by light microscopy.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Sven D. Willger et al. 2009

  • A. baumannii inhibits filamentation, a key virulence determinant of

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue A. Y. Peleg 2008

  • A cluster of proteins involved in cell migration and invasion, including the p130Cas paralog, human enhancer of filamentation 1 (HEF1

    Naturejobs - All Jobs J T Lucas 2010


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