Speed during a run

Value 29 μm/sec Range: ±6 Table - link μm/sec
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Darnton NC, Turner L, Rojevsky S, Berg HC. On torque and tumbling in swimming Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 2007 Mar189(5):1756-64 p.1759 table 2PubMed ID17189361
Method "[Researchers] imaged fluorescently labeled cells of Escherichia coli with a high-speed charge-coupled-device camera (500 frames/s) and measured swimming speeds, rotation rates of cell bodies, and rotation rates of flagellar bundles."
Comments "For a subset of the cells in Table 1, [Researchers] generated a more complete data set that also included body length, bundle length, and body wobble angle (Table 2). [They] examined the extended data set for correlations between dynamic parameters (cell and bundle rotation rates, swimming speed, and body wobble) and also between dynamic parameters and cell geometry (bundle length, cell width, and cell length)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109419