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Concept Check Questions

• Which works better in high viscosity: an oar or a propeller?

• What other motility machinery is genetically related to the archaellum?

• What motility machinery works like a grappling hook?

• How can Mycoplasma divide if they lose FtsZ?

Further Reading

• Albers and Jarrell (2018). The archaellum: An update on the unique archaeal motility structure [62].

• Berg (2003). The rotary motor of bacterial flagella [63].

• Jarrell and McBride (2008). The surprisingly diverse ways that prokaryotes move [64].

• Muñoz-Dorado et al. (2016). Myxobacteria: Moving, killing, feeding, and surviving together [65].

• Shrivastava and Berg (2015). Towards a model for Flavobacterium gliding [66].