pilus assembly

id: GO:0009297
name: pilus assembly
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The assembly of a pilus, a short filamentous structure on a bacterial cell, flagella-like in structure and generally present in many copies. Pili are variously involved in transfer of nucleic acids, adherence to surfaces, and formation of pellicles. Is required for bacterial conjugation, or can play a role in adherence to surfaces (when it is called a fimbrium), and in the formation of pellicles.

Child Functions

GO:0043683type IV pilus biogenesis

Parent Functions

GO:0030031cell projection assembly
GO:0043711pilus organization