Table 1.

M. xanthus strains used

StrainRelevant genotypeMotility phenotype or colony morphologyReference or construction
DK1622 mgl+frz+ A+ S+ 15
DK3163 pilR::Tn5(Ω3163)A+S 19a
DK3164 pilR::Tn5-132(Ω3163)A+S 19a
DK6204 ΔmglAB Nonswarming7
DK6206 ΔmglB Reduced swarming8
DK9711 frzE226::Tn5 “Frizzy”Mx8 (DZ3377) × DK1622, selected Kmr
DK9712 frzCD224::Tn5 Smooth edgeMx8 (DZ4033) × DK1622, selected Kmr
DK9713 ΔmglAB frzE226::Tn5 NonswarmingMx8 (DZ3377) × DK6204, selected Kmr
DK9714 ΔmglAB frzCD224::Tn5 NonswarmingMx8 (DZ4033) × DK6204, selected Kmr
DK9715 ΔmglAB pilR::Tn5(Ω3163)NonswarmingMx8 (DK3163) × DK6204, selected Kmr
DK9716 cglB::Tn5phoA pilR::Tn5-132(Ω3164)AS Mx8 (DK3164) × JZ315, selected Tetr
DK9717 cglB::Tn5phoA frzE::Tn5(Ω234)AS+ Mx8 (DZ4040) × JZ315, selected Tetr
DZ3377 frzE226::Tn5 sglA “Frizzy”2
DZ4033 frzCD224::Tn5 sglA Smooth edge2
DZ4040 frzE::Tn5(Ω234)sglA “Frizzy”2
JZ315 cglB::Tn5phoA AS+ 16