TABLE 3 

Strains and plasmids used in this study

Strain or plasmidDescriptionSource or reference
Strains
    PAK (WT)WT group II strain of P. aeruginosaJ. Boyd
    pilA mutantPAK with chromosomal deletion of pilAThis study
    pilS mutantPAK with chromosomal deletion of pilSThis study
    pilR mutantPAK with chromosomal deletion of pilRThis study
    fliC mutantPAK with FRT insertion in fliCThis study
    fleSR mutantPAK with a deletion of the full chromosomal fleS-fleR operonThis study
    PA14 (WT)WT group III strain of P. aeruginosa32
    PA14_51950PA14 with a transposon insertion in gene PA14_5195032
    PA14_44890PA14 with a transposon insertion in PA14_44890 (hcpA)32
    PA14_11740PA14 with a transposon insertion in PA14_1174032
    PA14_61950PA14 with a transposon insertion in PA14_6195032
    PA14_69040PA14 with a transposon insertion in PA14_6904032
    PA14_69560PA14 with a transposon insertion in PA14_69560 (hcpB)32
Plasmid
pMS402-ppilA
pilA promoter cloned into the BamHI site of pMS402,
putting lux genes under control of the pilA promoter
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