Most efficient cell diameters for chemotaxis

Range Table - link µm
Organism bacteria
Reference Young KD. The selective value of bacterial shape. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2006 Sep70(3):660-703 DOI: 10.1128/MMBR.00001-06 p.679 table 5PubMed ID16959965
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Comments P.679 left column top paragraph: "Cells with smaller diameters are more energy efficient for moving along short chemical gradients, whereas cells with larger diameters are more efficient for moving in longer gradients (Table 5). In fact, for each gradient length there is a specific cell size that expends the least energy."
Entered by Uri M
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