The forward and backward swimming speeds and periods of a Vibrio alginolyticus strain that has a single polar flagellum were measured. The backward swimming speeds were 1.5 times greater than the forward ones on average and the average period of backward swimming was shorter than forward swimming. However, the swimming speed and period were not correlated. Similar results were obtained for a mutant that has a 1.6 times longer flagellum on average.
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