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pathogenic E. coli produces nanotubes to extract nutrients from human host cell 
Pathogenic E. coli Extracts Nutrients from Infected Host Cells Utilizing Injectisome Components
On the cover of CELL, pathogenic E. coli (red) produces nanotubes to extract nutrients from human host cell (green)
Conserved flagellar CORE components dually serve for flagella and nanotube assembly 
A Ubiquitous Platform for Bacterial Nanotube Biogenesis
Conserved flagellar CORE components dually serve for flagella and nanotube assembly
Bacterial Nanotube
Stempler, Baidya, Bhattacharya et al., Nature Communications, 2017
Bacteria have developed various mechanisms by which they sense, interact, and kill other bacteria, in an attempt to outcompete one another and survive. We show that Bacillus subtilis can kill and prey on its niche rival Bacillus megaterium utilizing nanotubes.
 
Elhanan Tzipilevich, Michal Habusha, Sigal Ben-Yehuda, Cell, 2017
We show that bacteria sensitive to phage infection can exchange phage receptors with their resistant neighbors, suggesting a new route for information transfer.
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