Bacterial flagellar rotation as a nonequilibrium phase transition

D. Jou, C. Perez-Garcia, J. E. Llebot

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


We propose a model for a mechanism leading to a threshold in the protonmotive force for the rotation of the motor of bacterial flagella. Such a model is based on a finite relaxation time of some intermediate molecular configurations, which leads to a nonlinear motor torque for small values of angular velocity. © 1986 Academic Press Inc. (London) Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-458
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 1986


Dive into the research topics of 'Bacterial flagellar rotation as a nonequilibrium phase transition'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this