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Focal adhesion: getting a grasp on myxobacterial gliding

The gliding motility of individual bacterial cells has been a deep mystery so far. Recent results provide the first molecular-level insights into the mechanism of this process.

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Figure 1: Illustration of different bacterial motilities.

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Shi, W., Lux, R. Focal adhesion: getting a grasp on myxobacterial gliding. Nat Chem Biol 3, 205–206 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchembio0407-205

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