Table 2.

Comparative cryo-ET analysis revealing the increasing trend of irregular orientation of periplasmic flagella in fliL mutant cells

StrainNo. of cells analyzedNo. of irregular periplasmic flagellaaNo. of normal periplasmic flagellab% irregular cells
Wild type4352881.7
ΔfliL415520826.4
fliL+46113013.6
  • a Irregular periplasmic flagella were tilted toward the cell pole.

  • b Normal periplasmic flagella were tilted toward the cell body.