Table 2

The ΔflgJBb mutant has defective PFs

StrainNo. of cellsTotal visible PFsTotal defective PFsaDefective PFs/cell
B31A1816700
ΔflgJBb3125574b2.4 ± 1.4
ΔflgJBbcom2221500
  • a Includes the PFs lacking filaments, PFs with truncated filaments, PFs with short flagellar hooks, and disoriented PFs (PFs directed to the cell poles instead of toward the middle of the cell bodies).

  • b The defective PFs are evident in all 31 examined mutant cells.