Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0042710 - biofilm formation

Definition: A process in which planktonically growing microorganisms grow at a liquid-air interface or on a solid substrate under the flow of a liquid and produce extracellular polymers that facilitate matrix formation, resulting in a change in the organisms' growth rate and gene transcription.

Parent Classes:
GO:0044764 - multi-organism cellular process

Child Classes:
GO:0044010 - single-species biofilm formation (31)

GO:0043708 - cell adhesion involved in biofilm formation (16)

Term Members:
conserved outer membrane protein (ygiB),
conserved protein (yoaB),
predicted protein (yggN),
LldR transcriptional repressor,
predicted DNA-binding transcriptional regulator (yghO),
poly-β-1,6-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine N-deacetylase (pgaB),
peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase (PPIase) (surA),
partially N-deacetylated poly-β-1,6-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine outer membrane porin (pgaA),
AlpA DNA-binding transcriptional activator; CP4-57 prophage,
protein involved in biofilm formation (ymgC),
regulator of acid resistance, influenced by indole (ariR),
outer membrane protein involved in copper permeability, stress resistance and biofilm formation (bhsA),
predicted DNA-modifying enzyme (yjiP),
D-arabinose 5-phosphate isomerase (gutQ),
fumarase B monomer (fumB),
L-tartrate dehydratase, α subunit (ttdA),
small protein involved in biofilm formation and acid stress response (yceO),
23S rRNA m5C1962 methyltransferase monomer (rlmI),
predicted protein (yjbE),
predicted aldose-1-epimerase (yihR)

Unification Links: GO:0042710

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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