• Bacteria use a 'sense of touch' mechanism to navigate on surfaces

    2 monthes ago - By News Medical

    Many disease-causing bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa crawl on surfaces through a walk-like motility known as "twitching". Nanometers-wide filaments called type IV pili are known to power twitching, but scientists ignore which sensory signals coordinate the microbes' movements.
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