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Remodeling Flagellar Motors [Berg Lab]

Most bacteria swim through fluids by rotating helical flagella, driven at their base by a macromolecular rotary motor. The motor drives the flagellum against the viscous resistance of…

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Bacterial Public Transportation [Berg Lab]

Imagine a box densely packed with balls. The spacing between the balls is filled with a fluid of viscosity similar to honey. The box has many copies of…

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PERSISTENCE REWARDED [BERG LAB]

I have been intrigued by bacterial flagellar motors since 1973, when Bob Anderson and I argued that bacterial flagellar filaments are rigid helices driven at their base, rather…

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A ROTARY MOTOR FOR BACTERIAL GLIDING [BERG LAB]

(l to r) Howard Berg, Abhishek Shrivastava, and Pushkar Lele Bacterial gliding is defined as steady movement over a surface, of bacteria that have neither flagella nor pili. …

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HONORING THE 80TH BIRTHDAY OF PROF. HOWARD C. BERG

On Friday, March 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm, the Program in Biophysics will host a Visiting Researcher Seminar in honor of the 80th birthday of MCB faculty member…

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BODY BUILDING IN E. COLI [BERG LAB]

(l to r) Howard Berg, Pushkar Lele, and Basarab Hosu Contact with a surface is believed to trigger bacterial swarmer-cell differentiation, and the flagellar motor is thought to…

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MORE TRICKS IN BACTERIAL CHEMOTAXIS

(L to R) Richard Branch, Junhua Yuan, Basarab Hosu and Howard Berg The bacterium Escherichia coli decides whether life is getting better or worse by swimming about and…

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