Dimensions of hami (singular hamus, archaeal cell surface appendage)

Range length 1µm - 3µm: diameter 7nm - 8nm
Organism Archaea
Reference Ng SY, Zolghadr B, Driessen AJ, Albers SV, Jarrell KF. Cell surface structures of archaea. J Bacteriol. 2008 Sep190(18):6039-47. doi: 10.1128/JB.00546-08 p.6042 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID18621894
Primary Source [52] Moissl C, Rachel R, Briegel A, Engelhardt H, Huber R. The unique structure of archaeal 'hami', highly complex cell appendages with nano-grappling hooks. Mol Microbiol. 2005 Apr56(2):361-70 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2005.04294.xPubMed ID15813730
Method Primary source abstract: "Electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography revealed that the hamus filament possesses a helical basic structure."
Comments P.6042 right column 2nd paragraph: "Attached to each archaeal cell are approximately 100 filamentous hami, each 1 to 3 μm in length and 7 to 8 nm in diameter (Fig. 5a) (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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