Fraction of marine bacteria that are motile

Range 20-60 %
Organism bacteria
Reference Stocker R. Marine microbes see a sea of gradients. Science. 2012 Nov 2 338(6107):628-33. doi: 10.1126/science.1208929. p.629 left column 4th paragraphPubMed ID23118182
Primary Source T. Fenchel, Aquat. Microb. Ecol. Eppur si muove: many water column bacteria are motile 24, 197 (2001). doi:10.3354/ame024197 & H.-P. Grossart, L. Riemann, F. Azam, Bacterial motility in the sea and its ecological implications, Aquat. Microb. Ecol. Vol. 25: 247–258, 2001
Comments " observation has shown that many marine bacteria are motile (ref 17), and the fraction of motile cells can be as high as 20 to 60% (primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110359