Ultrafast creature may also be one of the smallest

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Ultrafast creature may also be one of the smallest

What is the fastest animal on the planet? Cheetah? Falcon? Sailfish? Georgia Tech assistant professor Saad Bhamla would like to add the Spirostomum ambiguum to the list. Spirostomum is a tiny single-celled protozoan that achieves blazing-fast acceleration while contracting its worm-like body.

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Life Sciences and Biology
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protozoan, ultrafast, Spirostomum ambiguum, Saad Bhamla
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Created On: Aug 7, 2018 - 7:48pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 7, 2018 - 7:48pm