Myxococcus xanthus Gliding Motors Are Elastically Coupled to the Substrate as Predicted by the Focal Adhesion Model of Gliding Motility

@article{Balagam2014MyxococcusXG,
  title={Myxococcus xanthus Gliding Motors Are Elastically Coupled to the Substrate as Predicted by the Focal Adhesion Model of Gliding Motility},
  author={Rajesh Balagam and Douglas B. Litwin and Fabian Czerwinski and Mingzhai Sun and H. Kaplan and J. Shaevitz and O. Igoshin},
  journal={PLoS Computational Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={10}
}
Myxococcus xanthus is a model organism for studying bacterial social behaviors due to its ability to form complex multi-cellular structures. Knowledge of M. xanthus surface gliding motility and the mechanisms that coordinated it are critically important to our understanding of collective cell behaviors. Although the mechanism of gliding motility is still under investigation, recent experiments suggest that there are two possible mechanisms underlying force production for cell motility: the… Expand
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