Length of hook of flagellum

Value 55 nm Range: ±6 nm
Organism Bacteria Salmonella typhimurium
Reference Physiology of the Bacterial Cell. Neidhardt F. C., Ingraham J.L., Schaechter M. Sinauer Associates Inc. 1990.
Primary Source Hirano T, Yamaguchi S, Oosawa K, Aizawa S. Roles of FliK and FlhB in determination of flagellar hook length in Salmonella typhimurium. J Bacteriol. 1994 Sep 176(17):5439-49.PubMed ID8071222
Comments 6 kinds of protein. In contrast to the filament, the hook has a rather well-defined length (ca. 55 ± 6 nm [56, 80]) and consists of about 130 subunits. Value of 80nm given in Ref p. 49.
Entered by Uri M
ID 104824