Change of waveform in bacterial flagella: The role of mechanics at the molecular level

@inproceedings{Calldine1978ChangeOW,
  title={Change of waveform in bacterial flagella: The role of mechanics at the molecular level},
  author={C. R. Calldine},
  year={1978}
}
Abstract The flagella of Salmonella and other bacteria are constructed from molecules of the protein flagellin in a way which permits relatively easy transition between members of a family of distinct stable left and right-handed helical waveforms. Changes of waveform, particularly between “normal” (left-handed) and “curly” (right-handed) play an important role in the switch from smooth swimming to tumbling in chemotaxis. This paper establishes some mechanical properties of model flagella built… CONTINUE READING

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