Flagellar motility and structure in the hyperthermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus

Zalán Szabó, Musa Sani, Maarten Groeneveld, Benham Zolghadr, James Schelert, Sonja Verena Albers, Paul Blum, Egbert J. Boekema, Arnold J.M. Driessen

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Abstract

Flagellation in archaea is widespread and is involved in swimming motility. Here, we demonstrate that the structural flagellin gene from the crenarchaeaon Sulfolobus solfataricus is highly expressed in stationary-phase-grown cells and under unfavorable nutritional conditions. A mutant in a flagellar auxiliary gene, flaJ, was found to be nonmotile. Electron microscopic imaging of the flagellum indicates that the filaments are composed of right-handed helices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4305-4309
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume189
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

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Szabó, Z., Sani, M., Groeneveld, M., Zolghadr, B., Schelert, J., Albers, S. V., Blum, P., Boekema, E. J., & Driessen, A. J. M. (2007). Flagellar motility and structure in the hyperthermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. Journal of bacteriology, 189(11), 4305-4309. https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.00042-07