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Having analyzed some more data, I have the below graph. What's weird is that the graph dips back down to slower velocities in the middle. I have no idea if this is real or not...

Argh! Getting this data in a reasonable format is proving to be difficult. How does anyone get a velocity from these types of measurements? Do they just average all the points to get a speed? That's not right as there is clearly structure going on. Are we taking data incorrectly?

Steve Koch 22:27, 12 February 2010 (EST): I don't know! I suspect that many people just average, which as you say is not correct since there's clearly distinctly different kinds of MTs. Although I suppose maybe sometimes averaging can provide some information, but I think it also obscures what's going on. This definitely will be a good thing to discuss with people at the meeting!
Steve Koch 22:29, 12 February 2010 (EST): I seem to remember, but don't have the info now, that the in vivo transport speed is actually >1 micron / second. So, maybe there's "perfect" MTs which can get towards that level like you're seeing with a couple?