Polar features in the flagellar propulsion of E. coli bacteria.


E. coli bacteria swim following a run and tumble pattern. In the run state all flagella join in a single helical bundle that propels the cell body along approximately straight paths. When one or more flagellar motors reverse direction the bundle unwinds and the cell randomizes its orientation. This basic picture represents an idealization of a much more… (More)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.91.062705


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@article{Bianchi2015PolarFI, title={Polar features in the flagellar propulsion of E. coli bacteria.}, author={S. Bianchi and Filippo Saglimbeni and Alessia Lepore and Roberto di Leonardo}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2015}, volume={91 6}, pages={062705} }