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Motility

Definition

noun

(1) The ability to move actively and on instinct, usually consuming energy in the process.

(2) The ability of an animal to move food through its digestive tract; peristaltic movement.


Supplement

Motility is one of the general characteristics of most animals in contrast to many plants that are generally lacking motility or limited mobility.


Word origin: Latin mōtus, motion.

Related forms: motile (adjective)

Compare: sessility

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Streptococcus sanguis??

Hey guys have i correctly matched up my micro - organism? Gram reaction:+ Shape: cocci Acid-fast: - Spores: - Motility: - Grows in air: + Grows anaerobically: + Catalase: - Oxidase: - Acid from glucose: + OF test: : F Gas from glucose: - Acid from sucrose: + Acid from lactose: ...

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by microbiologyhelp
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Streptococcus sanguis??
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ID OF UNKNOWN?!?!

... trying to identify my organism in microbiology classes, so far the results obtained indicate Gram reaction:+ Shape: cocci Acid-fast: - Spores: - Motility: - Grows in air: + Grows anaerobically: + Catalase: - Oxidase: - Acid from glucose: + OF test: : F Gas from glucose: - Acid from sucrose: + ...

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by microbiologyhelp
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:59 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: ID OF UNKNOWN?!?!
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Conflicting results of Gram-Negative unknown

... media from green-ish blue to ROYAL blue In before and after pictures there does not appear to be any color change and no growth on the slant 8. Motility test *Negative for motility No red spreading throughout media FLOW CHART looks something like this TSI SLANT (ALKALINE/ACID) = Lactose Negative ...

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by Jrh21854
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Conflicting results of Gram-Negative unknown
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Views: 694

Re:

... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thioglycollate_broth) "SEMI SOLID (Sloppy) Agar – Anaerobic" - This media is usually used to test motility. "ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY- Resistant." - To what??? "HUGH AND LEIFSON’S O/F TEST: Negative" - It cannot be negative. It's ...

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by microbiologyhelp
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:36 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: URGENT HELP IDENTIFYING UNKNOWN BACTERIA!!!
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URGENT HELP IDENTIFYING UNKNOWN BACTERIA!!!

... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thioglycollate_broth) "SEMI SOLID (Sloppy) Agar – Anaerobic" - This media is usually used to test motility. "ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY- Resistant." - To what??? "HUGH AND LEIFSON’S O/F TEST: Negative" - It cannot be negative. It's ...

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by Cat
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:17 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: URGENT HELP IDENTIFYING UNKNOWN BACTERIA!!!
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