- Annual review of genetics, 1977 - annualreviews.org
In the late 1800s, Pfeffer, Englemann, and others demonstrated that the movements of
bacteria are purposeful: that bacteria avoid inhospitable environments and accu mulate in
favorable ones. These early studies of bacterial behavior are described in a review by Berg
(1). More recently, Adler (2) showed that motile strains of Es cherichia coli can move toward
or away from many kinds of chemicals. Chemotaxis in E. coli is formally analogous to ...