Expression of Fimbriae and Hemagglutination Activity in Shigella boydii
This report describes the presence of type 1 fimbriae on <i>Shigella boydii</i> 5 which agglutinate guinea pig erythrocytes and feature mannose-sensitive adherence. Morphologically, the fimbriae were thin, rigid cylinders 2-5μm in length and 3-5nm in diameter, and the organella retained axial holes. This is the first study to have revealed the existence of type 1 fimbriae on <i>S. boydii</i>.
- Microbiology and immunology
Microbiology and immunology 44(6), 529-531, 2000-06-20
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