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Press Release 05-109 - Video

Escherichia coli swimming in a microchannel.

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Real-time video shows Escherichia coli cells swimming in a 10-micron wide, 1.5-micron high solid microchannel with agar floors. Most of the cells are swimming on the right-hand side of the channel as a result of torque produced from the motion of the flagella that propel them.

Credit: Willow DiLuzio, Harvard University

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