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Unformatted text preview: Pili imvolved in genetic exchange. Whipping flagellum similar to type III pili. Mot proteins are stator basal body is rotor Other External features Slime structures (polysaccharides) often branched and repeated hold onto H2O very well. Haemus structures are used for grappling and anchoring. Internal features Cytoskeleton of actin Many bacteria and archae have cytoskeleton of MreB, an actin analog, which gives rod shape. Macroscopic features Biofilms are assemblages of bacteria and archea. Can provide protection and is useful in symbiotic relationships. Slime tubes coordinate O2, H2S balance. Other FTS-Z Gene coordinates Z-ring around cell for binary fission. Use PHB to store reduced carbon....
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- Spring '08