Width of (the numerous) pili

Value 5 nm
Organism Archaea Sulfolobus spp.
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 bottom paragraphPubMed ID18621894
Primary Source [87] Weiss, R. L. 1973. Attachment of bacteria to sulfur in extreme environments. J. Gen. Microbiol. 77: 501-507 doi: 10.1099/00221287-77-2-501
Comments P.6042 right column bottom paragraph: "Weiss reported as early as 1973 that Sulfolobus cells taken freshly from a hot spring are attached to sulfur particles by numerous 5-nm-wide pili (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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