Maximum swimming speed

Range marine bacteria ≤400µm/sec: E. coli 40µm/sec µm/sec
Organism bacteria
Reference Barbara GM, Mitchell JG. Bacterial tracking of motile algae. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2003 May 1 44(1):79-87. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2003.tb01092.x. p.80 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19719653
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Comments P.80 left column 2nd paragraph: "Motile marine bacteria have a modified swimming behaviour from that of Brown and Berg's E. coli random walk model [ref 2]. Typically, marine bacteria swim at much higher speeds, up to 400 μm s^−1[primary sources 11,12], than E. coli with maximum speeds of only 40 μm s^−1[primary source 13]."
Entered by Uri M
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