Secretion and assembly of regular surface structures in Gram-negative bacteria.

@article{Fernndez2000SecretionAA,
  title={Secretion and assembly of regular surface structures in Gram-negative bacteria.},
  author={Luis {\'A}ngel Fern{\'a}ndez and Jos{\'e} Berenguer},
  journal={FEMS microbiology reviews},
  year={2000},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={21-44}
}
Bacteria synthesize large-sized surface structures through the ordered polymerization of protein subunits. This results in planar or tubular regular structures that have evolved to accomplish specific functions related to the particular environment in which these bacteria are found. Tubular assemblies known as flagella are the most complex structures known in bacteria and consist of a helical rigid filament, a torsion adapter or hook and a proton-fueled rotator known as the basal body. Pili or… CONTINUE READING