PerspectiveBiochemistry

How Some Pili Pull

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Science  07 Dec 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5856, pp. 1558-1559
DOI: 10.1126/science.1151398

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Summary

Unexpected covalent bonds explain the high mechanical strength of the ultrathin pili of Gram-positive bacteria.