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Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2003 Aug;67(8):1802-5.

Flagellum-independent trail formation of escherichia coli on semi-solid agar.

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The Agricultural High-Tech Research Center, Meijo University, Nagoya 468-8502, Japan. 4hajime@bunshi3.bio.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Escherichia coli can form linear trails and move in a flagellum-independent manner on semisolid agar containing carbon sources. Trail formation seemed to correlate with the growth speed and/or carbon metabolism. Cell morphology in linear trails changed into larger cell sizes. We speculate that the flagellum-independent trail formation is a new mechanism for migration of E. coli cells.

PMID:
12951517
DOI:
10.1271/bbb.67.1802
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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