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Human sperm swimming in a high viscosity mucus analogue

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Remarkably, mammalian sperm maintain a substantive proportion of their progressive swimming speed within highly viscous fluids, including those of the female reproductive tract. Here, we analyse the digital microscopy of a human sperm swimming in a highly viscous, weakly elastic mucus analogue. We exploit principal component analysis to simplify its flagellar beat pattern, from which boundary element calculations are used to determine the time-dependent flow field around the sperm cell. The s...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.jtbi.2018.02.013

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Mathematical Institute
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
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Ishimoto, K
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Theoretical Biology Journal website
Volume:
446
Pages:
1-10
Publication date:
2018-02-17
Acceptance date:
2018-02-13
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ISSN:
0022-5193
Pubs id:
pubs:825590
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uri:f2bb9d8f-6665-46b6-8c57-a0b9ccbd8f23
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uuid:f2bb9d8f-6665-46b6-8c57-a0b9ccbd8f23
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pubs:825590

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