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Evolution of bacterial movement revealed

May 1, 2020 - General

An international team with researchers from Leiden revealed how a bacterium repurposed an internal system to control its movements. Movement control is very important in host invasion, which can lead to disease. 
Credit: Alissa Eckert—Medical Illustrator (2016)
Bacteria from ‘nose’ to ‘tail’
Cells are full of complex systems of which the origins are a mystery. In bacteria nineteen different systems based on ‘smell’ are known,…

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