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Chemotaxis in Escherichia coli analysed by Three-dimensional Tracking

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Chemotaxis toward amino-acids results from the suppression of directional changes which occur spontaneously in isotropic solutions.

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BERG, H., BROWN, D. Chemotaxis in Escherichia coli analysed by Three-dimensional Tracking. Nature 239, 500–504 (1972). https://doi.org/10.1038/239500a0

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