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Project: The motion of an E. Coli bacillus

Client: Personal project

Description: The E. coli bacterium is an example of a molecular motor. Its flagella are left-handed helixes and can rotate only clockwise or counterclockwise. A counterclockwise rotation causes the bacteria to move through water like a a corkscrew. A clockwise rotation causes the bacterium to brake. Water is highly viscus to an E.coli bacterium, because if it’s small size and the hydrogen bonding of water. The motion shown here is not yet completely correct. It is a work in progress, so come back soon to see the more accurate 3D version.