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Online ISSN : 2423-8872
Print ISSN : 0029-0181
ISSN-L : 0029-0181
Hydrodynamic Synchronization : Toward Understanding the Collective Motion of Flagella and Cilia(Current Topics)
Nariya Uchida
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2012 Volume 67 Issue 11 Pages 754-757

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Many of the unicellular organisms living in water utilize collective motion of flagella and cilia to control their swimming. Although it is conceived that long-range hydrodynamic interactions play crucial roles in their dynamics, the precise mechanism is not yet well understood. We have proposed simple rotor models representing the center-of-mass motion of flagella and cilia, and found generic conditions for synchronization as well as various patterns of collective dynamics.

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