Speed required of marine bacteria to compensate for rotation from Brownian motion and diffusion of the attractant in chemotaxis

Range >100 µm/sec
Organism bacteria
Reference Mitchell JG, Pearson L, Bonazinga A, Dillon S, Khouri H, Paxinos R. Long lag times and high velocities in the motility of natural assemblages of marine bacteria. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1995 Mar61(3):877-82. p.877 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID16534971
Primary Source [19] Mitchell, J. G. 1991. The influence of cell size on marine bacterial motility and energetics. Microb. Ecol. 22: 227–238. doi: 10.1007/BF02540225.PubMed ID24194338
Comments P.877 left column bottom paragraph:"For marine bacteria, commonly 0.2 to 0.6 µm long (ref 16 BNID 112299) and living at low ambient nutrient concentrations, rotation from Brownian motion and diffusion require these bacteria to move in excess of 100 µm/sec (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 112300