The fluid dynamics of cell motility

Fluid dynamics plays a crucial role in many cellular processes, including the locomotion of cells such as bacteria and spermatozoa. These organisms possess flagella, slender organelles whose time periodic motion in a fluid environment gives rise to motility. Sitting at the intersection of applied ma...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Lauga, Eric
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2020
Series:Cambridge texts in applied mathematics
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Biological background
  • The fluid dynamics of microscopic locomotion
  • The waving sheet model
  • The squirmer model
  • Flagella and the physics of viscous propulsion
  • Hydrodynamics of slender filaments
  • Waving of eukaryotic flagella
  • Rotation of bacterial flagellar filaments
  • Flows and stresses induced by cells
  • Swimming cells in flows
  • Self-propulsion and surfaces
  • Hydrodynamic synchronisation
  • Diffusion and noisy swimming
  • Hydrodynamics of collective locomotion
  • Locomotion and transport in complex fluids