, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 134–137 | Cite as

Bakterielles Motortuning

Bakterielle Motilität
  • Anja Paulick
  • Kai Thormann


The bacterial flagellar motor is a highly dynamic multiprotein complex. A number of species takes advantage of this by actively swapping components to adjust motor function according to the environmental conditions. Here we describe how such bacterial flagellar “motor tuning” might occur.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für terrestrische MikrobiologieMarburgGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für terrestrische MikrobiologieMarburgGermany

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