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Noisy microorganisms - need biotechnology center support

Description: I have a new theory.
It is that Microorganisms and Spermatozoa have sounds that we can hear. Hearing of such sounds may have impact on improving our diagnostic and prognostic tools in medicine; this could open new horizons in nanotechnology. If we cultivate a motile microbe on to fluid culture media and we take a drop of this fluid and watch it under microscope; we see the motile microbe swimming by the aid of its flagellum (something like our arm).

If we magnify this picture by 900000 times, it looks like a man swimming in a swimming pool and the microbial flagellum looks like the arm of a man. When a man is swimming, he pushes the water with his arms resulting in a special sound that we are familiar with it.
The same is exactly happening while the microbes move in a liquid medium. In other words, every motion produces waves and the waves over the time build a frequency that we could detect. It follows that microbes are likely to have sound. The energy, which is produced by microbial motility is too low for using traditional methods to detect it.

My own guess at this point is that unicellular organisms likely (1) elicit sound by vibrations of the whole cell and (2) the frequencies would vary according to cell size/mass. However, special structures that aid in cell motility like cilia and flagella probably produce sound waves in the surrounding medium. The question is whether we have acoustical instruments sensitive enough to detect them!

Well, it would be a revolutionary finding and tool. It would fit well into nanotechnology, which is a field of great interest nowadays
Need from others: I just need a research support of any biotechnology center to proceed further and provide evidence about my theory.

Author: ikotobu from Egypt  Posting reviewed by: 1176 users
Country of business: whole world Published on: 26 January 2005
Region of business: any Posting ID: 1214
Business Sector: biotechnology Image: Not available
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