Flagellar rotation and the mechanism of bacterial motility

@article{Silverman1974FlagellarRA,
  title={Flagellar rotation and the mechanism of bacterial motility},
  author={M. Silverman and M. Simon},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1974},
  volume={249},
  pages={73-74}
}
  • M. Silverman, M. Simon
  • Published 1974
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Nature
  • BACTERIAL flagella are generally composed of three morphologically distinguishable regions: (a) the long flagellar filament which accounts for more than 95% of the flagellar protein; (b) the hook, which is generally 80–90 nm long and has a characteristic shape, and (c) the basal structure which is composed of an intricate set of disks and rods attaching the hook to the cell membrane and cell wall1–3. 
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