Bacterial Flagella: Structure, importance and examples of flagellated bacteria Bacterial flagella are long, thin (about 20 nm) whip-shaped appendages that move bacteria toward nutrients and other attractants. The flagella are free at one end and attached to the cell at the other end. The flagella can never be seen directly under the light microscope, but only after staining with special flagella stains that increase its diameter. Flagella are usually found in gram-negative bacilli. Gram-positive rods […]
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Bacterial spores are latent, highly resistant structures (that is, without metabolic activity) that form in response to adverse environmental conditions.