Mystery of fliK in length control of the flagellar hook.

@article{Aizawa2012MysteryOF,
  title={Mystery of fliK in length control of the flagellar hook.},
  author={Shin-ichi Aizawa},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2012},
  volume={194 18},
  pages={4798-800}
}
Along history of the long hook: the first paper regarding hook length control in the flagellum appeared about 40 years ago. Silverman and Simon (1972) found that a flaE (the previous name of fliK in Escherichia coli) mutant produced extraordinarily long hooks, which they named polyhooks, and concluded that the flaE gene “functions to control the length of the hook” (22). Around the same time, Patterson-Delafield et al. (1973) found that a flaR (the previous name of fliK in Salmonella enterica… CONTINUE READING