Using Pili to Resist Flushing from the Urethra

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Bacterial pili bind to receptor molecules on the surface of a susceptible host cell enabling the bacterium to make contact with the host cell, adhere, colonize, and resist flushing.

Flash animation illustrating Bacteria With Pili Resist Being Flushed from the Urethra.jpg by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: August, 2018
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