Structure of Geobacter pili reveals secretory rather than nanowire behaviour

3 September 2021 0 By Bambam

Nature, Published online: 01 September 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03857-w

Structural, functional and localization studies reveal that Geobacter sulfurreducens pili cannot behave as microbial nanowires, instead functioning in a similar way to secretion pseudopili to export cytochrome nanowires that are essential for extracellular electron transfer.