Swimming speed of cell

Value ~25 µm/sec
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Neidhardt F.C. Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and Molecular Biology. 2nd edition, ASM Press 1996 ch. 10 Robert Macnab, Flagella and motility p.12 of 34, 3rd paragraph
Primary Source Berg HC, Brown DA. Chemotaxis in Escherichia coli analysed by three-dimensional tracking. Nature. 1972 Oct 27 239(5374):500-4. AND Macnab RM, Koshland DE Jr. The gradient-sensing mechanism in bacterial chemotaxis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1972 Sep69(9):2509-12.PubMed ID4563019, 4560688
Comments "The rotation speed of the filaments within the bundle is over 100 Hz (cycles s^-1) (124) and generates a swimming speed of around 25µm s^-1 (10 body lengths s^-1) at room temperature in liquid medium (primary sources)."
Entered by Ben Marks
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