FliL is essential for swarming: motor rotation in absence of FliL fractures the flagellar rod in swarmer cells of Salmonella enterica.

@article{Attmannspacher2008FliLIE,
  title={FliL is essential for swarming: motor rotation in absence of FliL fractures the flagellar rod in swarmer cells of Salmonella enterica.},
  author={Ursula Attmannspacher and B. Scharf and R. Harshey},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={
          328-41
        }
}
  • Ursula Attmannspacher, B. Scharf, R. Harshey
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular microbiology
  • fliL is the first gene in a flagellar operon that specifies members of the switch complex and type III export system in Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli, but no function has been ascribed to this gene thus far. [...] Key Result We have found that on swarm agar, mutant cells release or 'eject' their flagellar filaments. The released filaments are attached to the hook and part of the rod structure; we have identified the distal rod protein FlgG but not the proximal rod protein FlgF in these filaments.Expand Abstract

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