Investigation of the molecular basis of excitation and adaptation during chemotactic sensory transduction in bacteria
Bacteria lead stressful lives; they are constantly starving and contending with competitors. However, they have developed a sophisticated locomotion to escape harm and find favorable conditions. This is the process of chemotaxis. It arose billions of years ago, long before eukaryotes existed, and handles signaling tasks common to all cell sensory systems: detecting stimuli, processing and integrating inputs, and producing appropriate responses. Ease of genetic manipulation and cloning and rapid growth have proven important advantages for studying sensory processes in prokaryotes and general insights into cellular signaling mechanisms are emerging
A.B. 1965 Harvard University
Ph.D. 1970 Stanford University
Postdoc. 1971-73 University of Wisconsin-Madison
In the role of Faculty Member, George W Ordal contributes recommendations and reviews to the Microbial Physiology & Metabolism Section in the Microbiology Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
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