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lara
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Post by lara » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:30 am

1.only gram negative bact. hav pili.
2.pili is essential 4 conjugation.
does that imply only gram-ve 'conjugate'???

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:55 pm

I guess... Where did you take your information? I have never heard this info(that only gram- have pili) before...
Patrick will probably be able to shed some light on this...
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Post by canalon » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:12 pm

Both Gram+ and Gram- conjugate, but not the same way. Gram- have pili, Gram+ have adhesins.

have a look on this http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=mmed.section.468 at the conjugation part. You could probably find even more think with a pubmed search (first searc the books)

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