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Monday, September 18, 2017

Bacterial Motility: Swim or Glide

Colloquium | September 18 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte


Howard C. Berg, Harvard University

Department of Physics, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Much is known about the swimming behavior of Escherichia coli. I will mention early work on tracking that revealed E. coli’s biased random walk, followed by the realization that bacterial flagella rotate rather than wave or beat. Then I will describe the signaling network that couples the receptors to the flagella, including adaptation that occurs both at the input and at the output of this...   More >