In article <199509121220.IAA10456 at andromeda.rutgers.edu>
kafkwtz at ANDROMEDA.RUTGERS.EDU (David Kafkewitz) writes:
> 1. Flagella grow from the tip with the subunits being transported through
> the core. What drives them forward through the tip? Is metablic energy
> expended ?
>> 2. When the direction of rotation is changed is it caused by a reversal of
> proton flow through the motor or is there a gearbox type structure ?
>> 3. Are archaen flagella similar to eubacterial and did they have a common
> evolutionary origin before the two lines of procaryotes separated, or is it
> convergent evolution, or are they different ?
>> Thanks for indulging my curiosity and ignorance.
> David Kafkewitz, Department of Biological Sciences,
> Rutgers University, Newark N.J. 07102, U.S.A.
> 201 648 5865; fax: 201 648 1007
>kafkwtz at andromeda.rutgers.edu
there is a review article in Annual Review of Microbiology by Robert
McNabb on bacterial flagella. If I remember correctly it was in 93 or
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