Diameter of pili

Value ~7 nm
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Russell PW, Orndorff PE. Lesions in two Escherichia coli type 1 pilus genes alter pilus number and length without affecting receptor binding. J Bacteriol. 1992 Sep174(18):5923-35. p.5923 left column top paragraphPubMed ID1355769
Primary Source Hanson MS, Hempel J, Brinton CC Jr. Purification of the Escherichia coli type 1 pilin and minor pilus proteins and partial characterization of the adhesin protein. J Bacteriol. 1988 Aug170(8):3350-8.PubMed ID2900235
Comments Diameter in the range of 2 to 8 nm given by Low et al., Fimbriae chapter 11 in E. coli and Salmonella ed. Neidhardt, 1st paragraph in the chapter.
Entered by Ron Milo, Paul Jorgensen, Mike Springer
ID 100105