Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli

Feb 13th – The Escherichia coli bacterium was identified in 1885 by Austrian physician Theodor von Escherich. Its peritrichous flagella (the hairs which can sprout anywhere on its body) can twirl around, propelling it forward at the bacterial-equivalent speed of a torpedo. Many strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli) are harmless, and huge numbers are …

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