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fimbria

 [fim´bre-ah] (pl. fim´briae) (L.)
1. a fringe, border, or edge; a fringelike structure.
2. pilus (def. 2).
fimbriae of fallopian tube the numerous divergent fringelike processes on the distal part of the infundibulum of the fallopian tube; called also fimbriae of uterine tube.
fimbria hippocam´pi the band of white matter along the median edge of the ventricular surface of the hippocampus.
fimbriae of uterine tube fimbriae of fallopian tube.

fim·bri·a

, pl.

fim·bri·ae

(fim'brē-ă, -brē-ē),
1. Any fringelike structure. Synonym(s): fringe
2. Synonym(s): pilus (2)
[L. fringe]

fimbria

(fĭm′brē-ə)
n. pl. fim·briae (-brē-ē′)
1. A fringelike part or structure, as at the opening of the fallopian tubes.
2. A bacterial pilus.

fim′bri·al adj.

fim·bri·a

, pl. fimbriae (fim'brē-ă, -ē)
1. Any fringelike structure.
2. Synonym(s): pilus (2) .
[L. fringe]

fimbria

(pl. fimbriae) or pilus (pl. pili) a short hair-like structure on the surface of BACTERIA, used for attachment.
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###pilli, namely fimbriae, of which fimbrillin is a structural component of fimbriae.127
Klemm, "Two regulatory fim genes, fimB and fimE, control the phase variation of type 1 fimbriae in Escherichia coli," EMB O Journal, vol.
Fimbriate to afimbirate switch can be mediated by FimE gene product at twice magnitude frequency than FimB gene product, providing an efficient mechanism of rapidly ending fimbriae synthesis in reply to suitable environmental stimuli.14
Marin et al., "Characterization of nonenterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strains producing F17 fimbriae isolated from diarrheic lambs and goat kids," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
Tubaric fimbriae entrapment, however uncommon, should be considered in female patients with a malfunctioning peritoneal dialysis catheter, especially in patients with complex abdominal anatomy and when other common causes can be excluded.
Ragsdale, "Synthesis and function of Actinomyces naeslundii T14V type 1 fimbriae require the expression of additional fimbria-associated genes," Infection and Immunity, vol.
PCR assays to detect the papGII (encoding papGII adhesin in P fimbriae), fim H (type 1 fimbriae), hly F ([alpha]-haemolysin), iuc D (aerobactin), usp (uropathogenic specific protein), and iss (increased serum survive) were performed on all E.
Fairbrother, "Localization of the in vivo expression of P and F1 fimbriae in chickens experimentally inoculated with pathogenic Escherichia coli" Microbial Pathogenesis, vol.
The surface properties of a bacterium are determined by the exact molecular composition of its membrane and cell envelope, including capsules, glycocalyx, S layers, peptidoglycan and LPS, and the other surface structures, such as flagella and pili or fimbriae. Bacterial surface components may have a primary biological function that has nothing to do with pathogenicity.
The fimbriae mutant had the largest negative effect on biofilm amounts.