Number of flagella in cell

Value 10 Flagella/cell
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Physiology of the Bacterial Cell. Neidhardt F. C., Ingraham J.L., Schaechter M. Sinauer Associates Inc. 1990. p. 47
Comments The flagellum is the organ of bacterial locomotion. It is a helical filament that is driven by a motor at its base and rotates relative to the bacterial surface, thereby propelling the cell through the medium. Note-Macnab 1987 (In 'E. coli and Salmonella') gives value of usually 8 per cell, range of 0-15.
Entered by Ben Marks
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