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Keyword - Bacterial flagellum (KW-0975)

Definition

Bacterial protein present in a 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 with switches propels the cell through a liquid medium.

Synonyms

  • Bacterial flagella
  • Bacterial flagellar apparatus

Category

Cellular component

Gene Ontology

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GOi

bacterial-type flagellum [ GO:0009288 ]

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Cellular componentBacterial flagellum
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