For Biology students in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Run and twiddle
Bacterial chemotaxis is a subject that has attracted considerable attention over the last couple of decades. I came across this review in PNAS that gives an overview of the progress over the last 30 years: Bacterial chemotaxis and the question of gain
I like the fact that the authors are still so excited about their topic they can'r resist sneaking an exclamation point in: E. coli is able to sense aspartate over a range of at least 5 orders of magnitude in concentration by using just one molecular species of receptor!