Recent advances in the structure and assembly of the archaeal flagellum.

@article{Bardy2004RecentAI,
  title={Recent advances in the structure and assembly of the archaeal flagellum.},
  author={Sonia L Bardy and Sandy M. Y. Ng and Ken F Jarrell},
  journal={Journal of molecular microbiology and biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={7 1-2},
  pages={41-51}
}
Archaeal motility occurs through the rotation of flagella that are distinct from the flagella found on bacteria. The differences between the two structures include the multi-flagellin nature of the archaeal filament, the widespread posttranslational modification of the flagellins and the presence of a short signal peptide on each flagellin that is cleaved by a specific signal peptidase prior to the incorporation of the mature flagellin into the flagellar filament. Research has revealed… CONTINUE READING