gliding motility


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gliding motility

[¦glīd·iŋ mō′til·əd·ē]
(microbiology)
A means of bacterial self-propulsion by slow gliding or creeping movements on the surface of a substrate.
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Additional recent findings are challenging the model of how gliding motility works and thus highlight the importance to focus on novel proteins.
Tasawar Hayat said that the influential topics cover a wide spectrum of subjects including peristalsis, blood flow, gliding motility of bacteria, mathematical modeling, mathematical methods, industrial and environmental heat and mass transfer, deformable porous media, MHD, theology and the mechanics of the porous substrate.
5 Colony morphology Shape Rhizoid Uneven edge Colour Creamy Pale yellow Gliding motility ND + Congo red absorption + + Flexirubin pigment ND - Temperature range ND 15-34 ([degrees]C) Optimal temperature ND 30 ([degrees]C) Salinity range (%) Seawater (a) ND NG NaCl (b) ND 30-100 pH range ND 5.
This gliding motility enables the organism to move freely across an agar surface.