Motility Test- Principle, Procedure and Results

Motility Test- Principle, Procedure and Results

Objectives of Motility Test To determine the motility of bacterium. To differentiate between motile and non motile bacteria. Principle of Motility Test Motility is the ability of an organism to move by itself by means of propeller-like flagella unique to bacteria or by special fibrils that produce a gliding form of motility. Motile  bacteria  move  using   flagella, thread like  locomotor  appendages  extending  outward  from  the plasma membrane and cell wall either single flagellum or multiple flagella. Each flagellum has a very rigid, … Read more