<i>E. coli</i> Hopping from its Trap (IMAGE) Princeton University, Engineering School Caption The bundled flagella (purple and green) of a confined <i>E. coli</i> bacterium struggle to get free so the organism can hop to the next trap. This behavior, newly illuminated by a Princeton study, shows a sharp contrast between longstanding models and real-world conditions. Credit Courtesy of the researchers Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.