Maximum motility speed

Value 160 µm/s
Organism Bacteria Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
Reference Lambert, et al. Characterizing the flagellar filament and the role of motility in bacterial prey-penetration by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. 2006. Molecular Microbiology 60(2) pp.274-286. p.274 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID16573680
Method "[Investigators] show that flagella are not always shed upon prey entry and [they] study the six fliC flagellin genes of B. bacteriovorus, finding them all conserved and expressed in genome strain HD100 and the widely studied lab strain 109J."
Comments "Bdellovibrio are highly motile, swimming at speeds from 35µm/sec for strain 109J up to 160 µm/sec (this study) for genome-sequenced strain HD100 (Rendulic et al., 2004). Motility is achieved by rotation of a single polar, sheathed flagellum (Shilo, 1969)." For ~100µm/s see PMID 22247169 p.1671 right column 4th paragraph, see comments of BNID 107652
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
ID 101969