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dc.contributor.authorStocker, Roman
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-21T19:55:12Z
dc.date.available2013-03-21T19:55:12Z
dc.date.issued2011-02
dc.identifier.issn0027-8424
dc.identifier.issn1091-6490
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/77973
dc.description.abstractMany bacteria are motile. They use one or more helical flagella as propellers, rotating them like the corkscrew on a wine bottle opener. Despite the limited morphological repertoire of the propulsive system, radically different movement strategies have evolved, likely reflecting the diversity of physicochemical conditions among bacterial habitats. In PNAS, Xie et al. (1) report on a newly discovered mechanism for turning used by Vibrio alginolyticus, an inhabitant of the coastal ocean: These monotrichous (“single-haired”) bacteria change direction with a “flick” of their flagellum. Intriguingly, Xie et al. (1) show that less can be more when it comes to bacterial flagella: With its single flagellum, V. alginolyticus outperforms the multiflagellated Escherichia coli in climbing nutrient gradients (“chemotaxis”), suggesting that the flick is part of an advanced chemotaxis system.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institutes of Health (U.S.) (1-R21-EB008844)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (OCE-0744641-CAREER)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherNational Academy of Sciences (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1019199108en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourcePNASen_US
dc.titleReverse and flick: Hybrid locomotion in bacteriaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationStocker, R. “Reverse and Flick: Hybrid Locomotion in Bacteria.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108.7 (2011): 2635–2636. CrossRef. Web.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorStocker, Roman
dc.relation.journalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Americaen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsStocker, R.en
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3199-0508
mit.licensePUBLISHER_POLICYen_US


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