Typical cellular speed

Value 0.1 μm/sec
Organism Bacteria Listeria monocytogenes
Reference Rafelski SM, Alberts JB, Odell GM. An experimental and computational study of the effect of ActA polarity on the speed of Listeria monocytogenes actin-based motility. PLoS Comput Biol. 2009 Jul5(7):e1000434. p.10 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19593363
Method L. monocytogenes in vitro motility assays were performed as described [Rafelski & Theriot 2005 PMID 15980176].
Comments "If the bacterium moves at 100 nm/s (a typical speed) then it might interact with the bacterium for as long as 10 seconds before becoming part of the trailing actin tail. During that interval this filament may undergo many polymerization, collision, ActA tethering, and branching events."
Entered by Uri M
ID 106823