Deciphering the assembly pathway of type IV pili in Myxococcus xanthus

Type IV pili (T4P) are hairlike surface structures, present on a variety of different bacteria. They are polymers involved in diverse functions such as motility, adherence, protein secretion, DNA uptake and in many pathogens they are found to be the primary colonization factor. Especially their role...

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Main Author: Friedrich, Carmen
Contributors: Sogaard-Andersen, Lotte (Prof. Dr.) (Thesis advisor)
Format: Doctoral Thesis
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2013
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