Why is shape so important to Helicobacter pylori?

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Researchers in Seattle have found that the spiral shape of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori is key to its ability to infect the stomach lining. Dr Nina Salama from the group, that published in the journal Cell, explains that the key genes that determine the shape could be targets for new drug therapies.
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