Temporal expression of flhD, ompR, rcsB in AJW678 and flhD in the ompR and rcsB mutant strains. A. Fluorescence was quantified as percent area of the images that were fluorescent, averages and standard deviations were determined. The x-axis indicates the time (hours) of biofilm formation. The y-axis indicates the total fluorescence intensity in percent area for the different strains at the different time points. The yellow, black, and blue lines are showing the gene expression profile of BP1470 (AJW678 flhD::gfp), BP1432 (AJW678 ompR::gfp), and BP1462 (AJW678 rcsB::gfp), respectively. The red line is the temporal expression profile of BP1531 (flhD::gfp ompR::Tn 10), the orange line that of BP1532 (flhD::gfp rcsB::Tn5). The purple line is our housekeeping strain BP1437 which contains the aceK::gfp fusion plasmid. B. Confidence bands were calculated using the loess procedure. Upper and lower lines of each colors are indicating the highest and the lowest level of the total fluorescence intensity. The color code is identical to A.