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Category:GO:0071978 ! bacterial-type flagellum-dependent swarming motility

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DAG for GO:0071978id: GO:0071978

name: bacterial-type flagellum-dependent swarming motility
namespace: biological_process
def: "Bacterial-type flagellum-dependent cell motility in which the action of numerous flagella results in the smooth movement of a group of cells along a solid surface. Swarming motility is observed in groups of bacteria." [GOC:cilia, PMID:14527279, PMID:18461074]
synonym: "bacterial-type flagellar swarming motility" RELATED []
synonym: "bacterial-type flagellum-mediated cell swarming" EXACT [GOC:mah]
is_a: GO:0071973 ! bacterial-type flagellum-dependent cell motility

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Swarming motility should not be confused with the assay of chemotaxis using swarm assays [1][2], where the bacteria form swarms via [[:Category:GO:0071977 ! bacterial-type flagellum-dependent swimming motility |swimming motility]] in soft agar.


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  1. Adler, J (1966) Chemotaxis in bacteria. Science 153 708-16 PubMed GONUTS page
  2. Ordal, GW & Adler, J (1974) Isolation and complementation of mutants in galactose taxis and transport. J. Bacteriol. 117 509-16 PubMed GONUTS page