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Bacterium. Computer illustration of a rod-shaped bacterium with multiple flagella. Flagella are hair-like structures used for locomotion, and often have a sensory function. Typical flagellated rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli) include Escherichia coli and Salmonella bacteria, but there are many others.
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