Brokaw, C. J. (1970) Bending Moments in Free-Swimming Flagella. Journal of Experimental Biology, 53 (2). pp. 445-464. ISSN 0022-0949. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120801-084531292
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The bending of a flagellum, such as the flagellum which forms the tail of a sea-urchin spermatozoon, is the result of active mechanochemical processes occurring within the flagellum itself, which cause it to bend actively throughout its length (Gray, 1955; Machin, 1958). To understand how flagella operate, we must understand not only the mechanisms which generate bending, but also the control mechanisms which initiate and coordinate the active bending of different parts of the flagellum in order to generate smoothly propagated bending waves which will efficiently propel a cell.
|Additional Information:||© 1970 The Company of Biologists Ltd. Received 18 May 1970. With 1 plate and 11 text-figures. This work has been supported in part by a grant from the United States Public Health Service (GM 14613).|
|Official Citation:||C. J. BROKAW Bending Moments in Free-Swimming Flagella J Exp Biol 1970 53:445-464.|
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