P. Aeruginosa velocity (newly attached, crawling, on a glass coverslip, in FAB with glutamate flow cell)

Value 41 nm/s Range: ±2 nm/s
Organism Bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Reference Gibiansky ML, Conrad JC, Jin F, Gordon VD, Motto DA, Mathewson MA, Stopka WG, Zelasko DC, Shrout JD, Wong GC. Bacteria Use Type IV Pili to Walk Upright and Detach from Surfaces. Science. 2010 Oct 8 330(6001):197. middle column DOI: 10.1126/science.1194238PubMed ID20929769
Method Researchers converted microscopy movies into searchable databases of bacterial behavior by using particle tracking algorithms for quantitative analysis at fast time scales of all visible bacterial trajectories.
Comments Persistence length for crawling bacteria is 6 µm
Entered by ftl
ID 106013