Response regulation and sensory control in Halobacterium halobium based on an oscillator

@article{Schimz1985ResponseRA,
  title={Response regulation and sensory control in Halobacterium halobium based on an oscillator},
  author={Angelika Schimz and Eilo Hildebrand},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1985},
  volume={317},
  pages={641-643}
}
Swimming bacteria reveal a simple mode of behaviour: their flagella rotate clockwise or counterclockwise by turns and they respond to external stimuli by changing the duration of reversal intervals, thereby migrating in gradients towards attractants or away from repellents in a ‘biased three-dimensional random walk’. The molecular mechanism that regulates the directional change of flagellar rotation is unknown. The light-controlled behaviour of the archaebacterium Halobacterium halobium bears… CONTINUE READING