Spirochete periplasmic flagella and motility.

  title={Spirochete periplasmic flagella and motility.},
  author={Chao-mei Li and A Motaleb and Melanie S. Sal and Stuart F Goldstein and Nyles W. Charon},
  journal={Journal of molecular microbiology and biotechnology},
  volume={2 4},
Spirochetes have a unique structure, and as a result their motility is different from that of other bacteria. They also have a special attribute: spirochetes can swim in a highly viscous, gel-like medium, such as that found in connective tissue, that inhibits the motility of most other bacteria. In spirochetes, the organelles for motility, the periplasmic flagella, reside inside the cell within the periplasmic space. A given periplasmic flagellum is attached only at one end of the cell, and… CONTINUE READING


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