Microbiologist Dale Kaiser of Stanford University in California and Mark Alber at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana say that groups of myxobacteria
change direction at regular intervals in search of food, heading back in the direction of the bacterial colony from which they came before returning to their original course.
Tubulysin A is a naturally occurring substance produced by myxobacteria
We're examining organisms like Myxobacteria
He points out several cases of independent evolutionary development that generate nearly identical results--for example, reproduction methods in myxobacteria
and slime molds, the development of keratinous beaks in birds, and the emergence of complex animal phyla at the base of the Cambrian period.
Moreover, they calculate, the thrust from just 50 nozzles is sufficient to move both cyanobacteria and myxobacteria
at their observed gliding speeds.
are sometimes called slime bacteria because they produce a sugary slime in which they glide en masse.