Journal article icon

Journal article

Torque-speed relationship of the bacterial flagellar motor.

Abstract:
Many swimming bacteria are propelled by flagellar filaments driven by a rotary motor. Each of these tiny motors can generate an impressive torque. The motor torque vs. speed relationship is considered one of the most important measurable characteristics of the motor and therefore is a major criterion for judging models proposed for the working mechanism. Here we give an explicit explanation for this torque-speed curve. The same physics also can explain certain puzzling properties of other motors.

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.1073/pnas.0507959103

Authors


Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
103
Issue:
5
Pages:
1260-1265
Publication date:
2006-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Source identifiers:
1486

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP