A Rotary Motor for Bacterial Gliding

March 31, 2015
Fig. 1

Fig 1: Evidence for a Rotary Motor [see A.Shrivastava, P. P. Lele, H.C. Berg, "A Rotary Motor Drives Flavobacterium Gliding," Current Biology 25 (2015)].

While probing the mystery of how some bacteria move across surfaces, Prof. Howard Berg and researchers in his group, Abhishek Shrivastava and Pushkar Lele, have discovered a kind of rotary motor in the bacterium Flavobacterium johnsoniae.

Read the Gazette article and the original press release. See also the paper in Current Biology (referenced above).