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Fimbriae

(noun) Plural form of fimbria.

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Re: Bacterial Taxonomy

... about. Archaea are rare, and no archaeans are known pathogens. However, if you do happen to be looking at an archaean, it may have hami instead of fimbriae. Hami are similar to fimbriae—both are long projections from the cell that serve a common function—but hami are "barbed" helical ...

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by wildfunguy
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:21 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterial Taxonomy
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... nitrite and nitrate, and even sulphate, which also allows some to live deep within the human gut. There are also special appendages, such as fimbriae which allows attachment to the host surface and bacteria can form biofilms, which offers protection against the immune system and antibiotics. ...

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by Sepals
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Why is bacteria good?
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The Fiber Disease

... of pathogenic bacteria and can play a role in the production of disease. Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria may be covered in fine hairs called fimbriae (singular: fimbria) these help to stick to body surfaces. Pili can attach two bacterial cells together: sex pili are necessary for the transfer ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:28 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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fimbriae and pili are confusing terms

... They comprise subunits called pillin that forms a canal that provides exchange of DNA (plasmids for example) between tho bacterial cells. Fimbriae are hair-like structures present on the surface of some nega-bacteriae, however they may occur in some fungi ( Candida albicans , Saccharomyces ...

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by SU_reptile
Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:10 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: fimbriae and pili are confusing terms
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Views: 15490

fimbriae and pili are confusing terms

pili and fimbriae are different structures of bacteria but in some books these terms become confused. actually both are different. lengh of fimbriae is more then pili and they are hair like, their proteins are also different then ...

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by hira4rmpk
Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:22 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: fimbriae and pili are confusing terms
Replies: 4
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