Flagellar motility and structure in the hyperthermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus

Zalán Szabó, Musa Sani, Maarten Groeneveld, Benham Zolghadr, James Schelert, Sonja Verena Albers, Paul H 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., ... 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

Flagellar motility and structure in the hyperthermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Szabó, Zalán; Sani, Musa; Groeneveld, Maarten; Zolghadr, Benham; Schelert, James; Albers, Sonja Verena; Blum, Paul H; Boekema, Egbert J.; Driessen, Arnold J.M.

In: Journal of bacteriology, Vol. 189, No. 11, 01.06.2007, p. 4305-4309.

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Szabó, Z, Sani, M, Groeneveld, M, Zolghadr, B, Schelert, J, Albers, SV, Blum, PH, Boekema, EJ & Driessen, AJM 2007, 'Flagellar motility and structure in the hyperthermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus', Journal of bacteriology, vol. 189, no. 11, pp. 4305-4309. https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.00042-07
Szabó Z, Sani M, Groeneveld M, Zolghadr B, Schelert J, Albers SV et al. Flagellar motility and structure in the hyperthermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. Journal of bacteriology. 2007 Jun 1;189(11):4305-4309. https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.00042-07
Szabó, Zalán ; Sani, Musa ; Groeneveld, Maarten ; Zolghadr, Benham ; Schelert, James ; Albers, Sonja Verena ; Blum, Paul H ; Boekema, Egbert J. ; Driessen, Arnold J.M. / Flagellar motility and structure in the hyperthermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. In: Journal of bacteriology. 2007 ; Vol. 189, No. 11. pp. 4305-4309.
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