Flagellar filaments of the deep-sea bacteria Idiomarina loihiensis belong to a family different from those of Salmonella typhimurium.

@article{Shibata2005FlagellarFO,
  title={Flagellar filaments of the deep-sea bacteria Idiomarina loihiensis belong to a family different from those of Salmonella typhimurium.},
  author={Satoshi Shibata and M Shahinul Alam and Shin-ichi Aizawa},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={352 3},
  pages={510-6}
}
The helical filaments of the bacterial flagella so far studied seem to be universal in the bacterial kingdom. Despite the variation in flagellin molecular masses, which range from 24 kDa to 62 kDa in different species, there are only two forms: either the so-called Normal (left-handed) or the Curly (right-handed). The Normal and Curly helical forms are asymmetric; the two characteristic helical parameters, which are the pitch and diameter, of Normal filaments are twice those of Curly filaments… CONTINUE READING