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The Iho670 Fibers of "Ignicoccus hospitalis": a New Type of Archaeal Cell Surface Appendage

Müller, Daniel W., Meyer, Carolin, Gürster, Sonja, Küper, Ulf, Huber, Harald, Rachel, Reinhard, Wanner, Gerhard, Wirth, Reinhard and Bellack, Annett (2009) The Iho670 Fibers of "Ignicoccus hospitalis": a New Type of Archaeal Cell Surface Appendage. Journal of bacteriology 191 (20), pp. 6465-6468.

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Ignicoccus hospitalis forms many cell surface appendages, the Iho670 fibers (width, 14 nm; length, up to 20 µm), which constitute up to 5% of cellular protein. They are composed mainly of protein Iho670, possessing no homology to archaeal flagellins or fimbrins. Their existence as structures different from archaeal flagella or
fimbriae have gone unnoticed up to now because they are very brittle.

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Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Biochemie, Genetik und Mikrobiologie > Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie > Prof. Dr. Michael Thomm
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