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Term:
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
pilus +    
pilus shaft 
pilus tip 
type IV pilus 
A short filamentous structure on the surface of a bacterial cell distinguished from other pili by post-translational N-methylation of the pilin monomers.

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: TFP ;   type 4 pilus ;   type IV fimbriae
Definition Sources: GOC:pamgo_curators

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