motility vs. mobility

ecoli at ecoli at
Mon Jan 3 12:12:06 EST 2000

Hello Fred,
Could it be that if you are motile you MAY move but if you are mobile 
you DO move?
I'm not a linguist but am a supporter of CARP - the CAmpaign for Real 
Pedantry :-).

I can remember a problem with Rhizobium in my own lab wherebye the only 
non-motile strain we were working with seemed to be able to outpace 
everything else. We never found out why. Maybe it was a better 
hitchhiker than all the others.
Hitchhiking bugs - now there's a thought.
Happy New Year,
Peter Harris,
Reading, UK.

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