TABLE 2.

Impact of carbon source on P. aeruginosa swimming motility

Growth substrateaSwimming motilityb
Glucose+
Succinate+
Casamino Acids+
Bovine mucin+
Primary lung cell line mucus+
CF sputum (n = 10)
Non-CF sputum (n = 2)
Heat-inactivated CF sputum+
  • a Carbon and energy source supplied for growth in a MOPS minimal base.

  • b +, >90% of P. aeruginosa examined exhibited swimming motility; −, <1% exhibited swimming motility by phase contrast microscopy.