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The aggregation, arrangement and bonding together of a cellular component. Formation of a prolongation or process extending from a cell, e.g. a flagellum or axon. A process that is carried out at the cellular level which results in the assembly, arrangement of constituent parts, or disassembly of a prolongation or process extending from a cell, e.g. a flagellum or axon. The assembly of a pilus, a short filamentous structure on a bacterial cell, flagella-like in structure and generally present in many copies. Pili are variously involved in transfer of nucleic acids, adherence to surfaces, and formation of pellicles. Is required for bacterial conjugation, or can play a role in adherence to surfaces (when it is called a fimbrium), and in the formation of pellicles. The cellular process by which a type IV pilus is synthesized, aggregates, and bonds together. A type IV pilus is composed of a pilus fiber and approximately ten proteins at its base; type IV pili play a role in cell motility, adherence to substrates, and aggregation. A process that is carried out at the cellular level which results in the assembly, arrangement of constituent parts, or disassembly of a pilus, a short filamentous structure on a bacterial cell, flagella-like in structure and generally present in many copies.

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GO TERM SUMMARY

Name: pilus assembly
Acc: GO:0009297
Aspect: Biological Process
Desc: The assembly of a pilus, a short filamentous structure on a bacterial cell, flagella-like in structure and generally present in many copies. Pili are variously involved in transfer of nucleic acids, adherence to surfaces, and formation of pellicles. Is required for bacterial conjugation, or can play a role in adherence to surfaces (when it is called a fimbrium), and in the formation of pellicles.
Synonyms:
  • pili biosynthesis
  • fimbriae assembly
  • fimbrium assembly
  • fimbrial assembly
  • pilus formation
  • pilus biogenesis
  • fimbrial biogenesis
  • pilus biosynthesis
  • fimbrium biogenesis
  • fimbriae biogenesis
  • fimbria assembly
  • pili biosynthetic process
  • fimbria biogenesis
Proteins in PDR annotated with:
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   Term or descendants: 75 [Search]


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GO:0009297 - pilus assembly (interactive image map)

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