The thermal impulse response of Escherichia coli.

@article{Paster2008TheTI,
  title={The thermal impulse response of Escherichia coli.},
  author={Eli Paster and William S. Ryu},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 14},
  pages={5373-7}
}
Swimming Escherichia coli responds to changes in temperature by modifying its motor behavior. Previous studies using populations of cells have shown that E. coli accumulate in spatial thermal gradients, but these experiments did not cleanly separate thermal responses from chemotactic responses. Here we have isolated the thermal response by studying the behavior of single, tethered cells. The motor output of cells grown at 33 degrees C was measured at constant temperature, from 10 degrees to 40… CONTINUE READING

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