Length of periplasmic flagella

Value 8.4 µm
Organism Bacteria Leptospira interrogans
Reference Malmström J, Beck M, Schmidt A, Lange V, Deutsch EW, Aebersold R. Proteome-wide cellular protein concentrations of the human pathogen Leptospira interrogans. Nature. 2009 Aug 6 460(7256):762-5 p.763 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19606093
Method cryo-electron tomography morphological measurements
Comments Both flagella combined thus contain an estimated average of 17,800 FlaB proteins organized into 11 protofilaments (ref 14), with an intersubunit spacing of ~52Å. From these data researchers calculated an average length of both flagella of 8.4 µm.
Entered by Uri M
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