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Reverse engineering the euglenoid movement

Author
Arroyo, M.; Heltai, L.; Millán, D.; DeSimone, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Date of publication
2012-10
Volume
109
Number
44
First page
17874
Last page
17879
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1213977109 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/79339 Open in new window
URL
http://www.pnas.org/content/109/44/17874.abstract Open in new window
Abstract
Euglenids exhibit an unconventional motility strategy amongst unicellular eukaryotes, consisting of large-amplitude highly concerted deformations of the entire body (euglenoid movement or metaboly). A plastic cell envelope called pellicle mediates these deformations. Unlike ciliary or flagellar motility, the biophysics of this mode is not well understood, including its efficiency and molecular machinery. We quantitatively examine video recordings of four euglenids executing such motions with sta...
Citation
Arroyo, M., Heltai, L., Millán, D., DeSimone, A. Reverse engineering the euglenoid movement. "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America", Octubre 2012, vol. 109, núm. 44, p. 17874-17879.
Keywords
Active soft matter, Microswimmers, Self-propulsion, Stroke kinematics
Group of research
LACÀN - Numerical Methods for Applied Sciences and Engineering

Participants

  • Arroyo Balaguer, Marino  (author)
  • Heltai, Luca  (author)
  • Millan, Raul Daniel  (author)
  • DeSimone, Antonio  (author)

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