JCVI: Two Morphological Types of Cell Appendages on a Strongly Adhesive Bacterium, Acinetobacter Sp. Strain Tol 5
 
 
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Ishii, S., Koki, J., Unno, H., Hori, K.

Two Morphological Types of Cell Appendages on a Strongly Adhesive Bacterium, Acinetobacter Sp. Strain Tol 5

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Aug 01; 70(8): 5026-9.

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Two morphological types of appendages, an anchor-like appendage and a peritrichate fibril-type appendage, have been observed on cells of an adhesive bacterium, Acinetobacter sp. strain Tol 5, by use of recently developed electron microscopic techniques. The anchor extends straight to the substratum without branching and tethers the cell body at its end at distances of several hundred nanometers, whereas the peritrichate fibril attaches to the substratum in multiple places, fixing the cell at much shorter distances.

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