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Curr Biol. 1998 Jun 4;8(12):R408-11.

Bacterial motility: secretory secrets of gliding bacteria.

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Department of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow 83844, USA.

Abstract

Many bacteria glide over surfaces without the aid of flagella. Gliding is still somewhat mysterious, but recent studies show that it involves specialized secretory systems that assemble membrane-associated filaments, and the recognition of extracellular components that trigger movement via transmembrane transducers.

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9637910
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