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Flagellar propulsion

Brokaw, Charles J. (2006) Flagellar propulsion. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209 (6). pp. 985-986. ISSN 0022-0949. doi:10.1242/jeb.02120.

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In this JEB Classics paper, Sir James Gray and G. J. Hancock explained how spermatozoa are propelled by flagellar bending waves (Gray and Hancock, 1955). This paper was a lasting success because it provided an easy-to-understand solution to a complicated hydrodynamic problem, and because it provided a quantitative prediction of the swimming speed that was almost identical to the swimming speed measured in Gray's accompanying paper on the movement of sea urchin spermatozoa (Gray, 1955).

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Additional Information:Published by The Company of Biologists 2006. Charles J. Brokaw writes about Sir James Gray and G. J. Hancock's 1955 publication on the propulsion of sea urchin spermatozoa. Gray and Hancock's paper can be accessed free at the JEB archive.
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Official Citation: Brokaw, Charles J. FLAGELLAR PROPULSION J Exp Biol 2006 209: 985-986
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:23 Sep 2009 20:10
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