How to keep bacteria from moving?

Gerhard Nebe-v.Caron Gerhard.nebe-von-caron at
Thu Nov 13 20:10:26 EST 1997

Sonication in a normal ultrasound water bath in a polystyrene tube(10 to
20 seconds in a hot spot) will 'shave off' the flagella.  They will then
hold still for quite a while for image or flow cytometric measurements. 
This does not effect their viability.

Gerhard Nebe-v.Caron
Unilever Research, Colworth,
Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
GB - MK44 1LQ
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