Speed through seawater

Range 5 to 25 µm/sec
Organism Cyanobacteria Synechococcus spp.
Reference Ehlers K, Oster G. On the mysterious propulsion of Synechococcus. PLoS One. 2012 7(5):e36081. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036081. p.1 left column top paragraphPubMed ID22567124
Primary Source Waterbury JB, Willey JM, Franks DG, Valois FW, Watson SW. A cyanobacterium capable of swimming motility. Science. 1985 Oct 4 230(4721):74-6. AND Brahamsha B. Non-flagellar swimming in marine Synechococcus. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol. 1999 Aug1(1):59-62.PubMed ID17817167, 10941785
Comments "Approximately one third of the [Synechococcus] open ocean isolates are motile. It moves through seawater at speeds of 5 to 25µm/sec while rotating about its long axis at about 1 Hz [primary sources]."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109314