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Use of chiral cell shape to ensure highly directional swimming in trypanosomes

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Swimming cells typically move along a helical path or undergo longitudinal rotation as they swim, arising from chiral asymmetry in hydrodynamic drag or propulsion bending the swimming path into a helix. Helical paths are beneficial for some forms of chemotaxis, but why asymmetric shape is so prevalent when a symmetric shape would also allow highly directional swimming is unclear. Here, I analyse the swimming of the insect life cycle stages of two human parasites; Trypanosoma brucei and Leishm...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005353

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Oxford, MSD, Pathology Dunn School
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Wheeler, R
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PLoS Computational Biology Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
e1005353
Publication date:
2017-01-31
Acceptance date:
2017-01-10
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1553-7358
ISSN:
1553-734X
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pubs:675127
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uri:c0c9cc23-e43c-4e61-83ce-e0a62c07a959
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uuid:c0c9cc23-e43c-4e61-83ce-e0a62c07a959
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