Swarming cells of the sulfide-oxidizing bacterium Thiovulum majus form bands and show bioconvective patterns of swimming when placed in vessels containing H2S/O2 interfaces. Measurements of swimming velocities with video microscopic recordings under such conditions showed mean cell speeds as high as 615 μm s-1, unprecedented in bacteria.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of bacteriology|
|State||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology