Movies of swimming motility

Escherichia coli

Rhodobacter sphaeroides

Synechococcus


Movies of swarming motility

Escherichia coli swarm

Salmonella typhmurium swarm

Serratia marcescens swarm


Movies of gliding motility

Cytophaga

Mycoplasma mobile

Flavobacterium johnsoniae


Movies of Twitching motility

Pseudomonas aeruginosa


Other movies

Tethered bacteria

Escherichia coli patterns

Carpets and microchannels

Miscellaneous movies



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Tethered bacteria

If a single flagellar filament, hook or polyhook is attached to the substratum, the cell body will spin (Silverman and Simon, 1974). The first movie shows tethered Streptococcus (Manson et al., 1980).

The next two show tethered E. coli. Other tethered cells are shown under Miscellaneous movies: Attractant pipette, Electrorotation, Measuring torque.

Movies

Tethered Streptococcus

Tethered E. coli 1

Tethered E. coli 2


References

Manson, M.D., Tedesco, P.M. and Berg, H.C. Energetics of flagellar rotation in bacteria. J. Mol. Biol. 138, 541-561 (1980).

Silverman, M. and Simon, M. Flagellar rotation and the mechanism of bacterial motility. Nature 149, 73-74 (1974).