A Function of Polar Flagellum and Anisotropic Growth in Vibrio alginolyticus Early-Phase Colonies

@article{Sakamoto2005AFO,
  title={A Function of Polar Flagellum and Anisotropic Growth in Vibrio alginolyticus Early-Phase Colonies},
  author={Kuniko Sakamoto and Yukio Magariyama and Seiichiro Isobe},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={52},
  pages={449-454}
}
We continuously observed growth of Vibrio alginolyticus early-phase colonies on agar plates by phase-contrast microscopy. Two mutants defective in motility on solid surfaces were used in this study: one (YM4) can swim in liquid environments using its polar flagellum, and the other (NMB198) cannot swim because it lacks any flagella. We found that isolated… CONTINUE READING