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Incredible images reveal bacteria motor parts in unprecedented detail

Incredible images reveal bacteria motor parts in unprecedented detail

Three bacterial motors with differences torques. Units are piconewton nanometres (pN nm). Credit: Morgan Beeby/Imperial College London Nanoscopic 3D imaging has revealed how different bacteria have geared their tiny propeller motors for a wide range of swimming abilities. Many bacteria swim using flagella – long tails that are attached to tiny motors made of proteins, […]