Contact: Dr. Adam Lange
Caption: This image shows syringes isolated from Shigella flexneri. Adding soluble needle protein leads to a spontaneous elongation of some needles. The bar corresponds to 100 nanometres (1 nanometre corresponds to a millionth millimetre).
Credit: MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Christian Goosmann, Michael Kolbe
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