Wie ein rotierender Typ-IV-Pilus Archaeen das Schwimmen beibrachte


Swimming motility in Archaea is mediated by the archaellum, a rotating
type IV pilus. Archaellum-based motility is the only known way of
active locomotion in Archaea to date. Here, we describe the way of
how the archaellum was discovered to be a unique structure in nature
and highlight the latest findings on archaellar components.