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Keyword - Bacterial flagellum biogenesis (KW-1005)

Definition

Protein which is involved in the formation, organization or maintenance of the bacterial flagellum, a long hair-like cell surface appendage. The flagellar apparatus consists of the flagellar filament made of polymerized flagellin, the hook-like structure near the cell surface and a system of rings embedded in the cell enveloppe (the basal body or flagellar motor). The basal body and the hook anchor the whip-like filament to the cell surface. The flagellum is a rotating structure whose switches propels the cell through a liquid medium.

Synonyms

  • Bacterial flagella biogenesis
  • Bacterial flagellar apparatus biogenesis

Category

Biological process

GOi

bacterial-type flagellum organization [ GO:0044781 ]

Graphical

Bacterial flagellum biogenesisBiological process