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Reverse engineering the motility of euglenids

Author
Arroyo, M.; Heltai, L.; Millán, D.; DeSimone, A.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
V International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering
Date of publication
2013
Presentation's date
2013-06-17
Book of congress proceedings
Coupled problems 2013: computational methods for coupled problems in science and engineering V; [proceedings of the V International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering held in Ibiza, Spain, 17-19 June 2013
First page
a430
Last page
a430
URL
http://congress.cimne.com/coupled2013/proceedings/ 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 examine quantitatively video recordings of four euglenids executing such motions with sta...
Group of research
LACÀN - Numerical Methods for Applied Sciences and Engineering

Participants

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