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.
The model of gliding motility would prefer the forward gliding [16], and in most apicomplexan parasites this is observed in connection with banana or arch-shaped parasite cells.
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.
AN ENDOSPORE-FORMING BACILLUS EXHIBITING GLIDING MOTILITY. Timothy Fusco [*] and Stephen M.