Bacterial motility and pilus dynamics

Feb 23, 2011, 2:15 PM
45m
FB52 (AlbaNova Main Building)

FB52

AlbaNova Main Building

Speaker

Mats Wallin (KTH)

Description

Certain bacteria can crawl on moist surfaces using a mechanism that involves extension and retraction of extracellular pilus filaments. The mechanism and cell motion has been studied in various experiments on cell level and on single molecule level, for example, live cell imaging of pilus dynamics. This talk presents modeling approaches of the dynamics and some results that characterize the mechanism of cell motility.

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