C. crescentus Bacteria (video) Brown University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption The cellular bodies of C. crescentus bacteria follow a helical trajectory as they swim. Researchers have shown that the motion generates thrust. Before this, it was thought that the cell body contributes nothing to swimming in organisms like crescentus that swim using flagella. Credit Breuer Lab / Brown University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.