Figure 2-3. (A) Electron micrograph of negatively stained E.

Figure 2-3

(A) Electron micrograph of negatively stained E. coli showing wavy flagella and numerous short, thinner, and more rigid hairlike structures, the pili. (B) The long sex pilus can be distinguished from the shorter common pili by mixing E. coli cells with a male bacteriophage that binds specifically to sex pili.

From: Chapter 2, Structure

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