Genetics of Bacterial Flagella in Special Reference to Motility


Bacterial flagella are locomotive organelles which consist of protein fibers 120 to 180 Å in diameter and 15μ in maximum length, extending outward from the cell body. An end of a flagellar fiber is connected with a basal body under the cell membrane. A flagellar fiber is a tubular polymer of a single kind of acidic globular protein called flagellin. Its arrangement in a flagellum and its biochemical characteristics were discussed by Drs. H. Koffler and M. Simon in the preceding sections of this symposium.


Wild Strain Cellular Motility Semisolid Medium Bacterial Movement Spiral Shape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Iion
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Genetics, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TokyoHongo, TokyoJapan

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