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Which of the following is NOT a function of pili?



A. Bind to sugars using lectins
B. Twitching
C. Secreted slime layer
D. Adhesion to a host cell
E. Exchanging DNA

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Asked by Rayrayray, Last updated: Jun 04, 2019

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Answered on Jun 04, 2019

The correct answer to this question is C, Secreted slime layer. Pili are appendages, which resemble hair. They can be found on archaea and bacteria. The word pili can also refer to the composition of pilin proteins. These proteins are oligomeric. Many bacteria and viruses use the pili as a way to attach onto and reproduce. Pili are very fragile, and because of this, they are always replaced. There are various types of pili. One is conjugative pili, which is how DNA is transferred from many bacteria. There are also Type IV pili, which helps generate motile forces.
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rayrayray

Rayrayray

Answered on Aug 17, 2018

Secreted slime layer
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proprofs_vikas

Proprofs_vikas

Answered on Aug 06, 2018

Fine, make sense
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rogerchew

Rogerchew

Answered on Aug 03, 2018

Why???????
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