The Flagellar World

The Flagellar World : Electron Microscopic Images of Bacterial Flagella and Related Surface Structures

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The Flagellar World is a unique publication. The product of years of research and data collection by the author, this book is a pictorial guide to flagella in a variety of organisms. Each EM image is accompanied by a short description of the system in each organism. These never-before-seen pictures represent a wide variety of flagella, including Legionella pneumophila, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and many others. Researchers in microbiology, immunology, and parasitology will find this a fascinating and useful resource.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 10mm | 240g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0124172342
  • 9780124172340

Table of contents



Basic knowledge about flagella
Flagellar structure
Flagellar genetics
EM techniques for flagella study

Chapters: Description of 30 different Flagella




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About Shin-Ichi Aizawa

Professor Shin-Ichi Aizawa has decades of experience in the research of flagella, from developing a new method for the purification of flagella to the research of the flagellar with the electron microscope (EM). With The Flagellar World, Professor Aizawa has chosen to share EM images taken during his years of research, showcasing thousands of flagella images from various species.Professor Aizawa graduated from the Department of Physics of Tohoku University in 1974. After obtaining a Ph.D.(Biophysics) at Nagoya University in 1980, he went to Yale University, Department of Biophysics & Biochemistry as a Postdoc under the supervision of Dr. Robert M. Macnab, then returned to Japan in 1985.
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