The archaellum: a rotating type IV pilus
Now online in Molecular Microbiology our studies on the motility of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius and its unique swimming organelle, the archaellum.
- R. Shahapure, R.P.C. Driessen, M.F. Haurat, S.V. Albers & R.T. Dame
- 08 January 2014
- DOI: 10.1111/mmi.12486
Unexpectedly, our studies reveal that this type IV pilus like structure is capable of rotation and that its rotation drives swimming motility. Moreover, our studies show that temperature has a direct effect on rotation velocity explaining temperature dependent swimming motility.