Electron microscopic observations of prokaryotic surface appendages

  title={Electron microscopic observations of prokaryotic surface appendages},
  author={Ki Woo Kim},
  journal={Journal of Microbiology},
  • Ki Woo Kim
  • Published 2017
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of Microbiology
Prokaryotic microbes possess a variety of appendages on their cell surfaces. The most commonly known surface appendages of bacteria include flagella, pili, curli, and spinae. Although archaea have archaella (archaeal flagella) and various types of pili that resemble those in bacteria, cannulae, and hami are unique to archaea. Typically involved in cell motility, flagella, the thickest appendages, are 20–26 nm and 10–14 nm wide in bacteria and archaea, respectively. Bacterial and archaeal pili… Expand
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