Bacterial flagellar diversity and evolution: seek simplicity and distrust it?
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Colleges, School and Institutes
Flagella are the chief organelles of motility in bacteria. In recent years, several new findings have illuminated the evolution of bacterial flagella, including cut-down versions of the organelle in Buchnera, a dispensable ATPase and structural evidence for homology between FliG (a component of the flagellar motor) and MgtE (a magnesium transporter). However, a fresh examination of the phylogenetic distribution of flagellar genes warns against a simplistic model of early flagellar evolution.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Trends in Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2009|