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dc.contributor.authorKirkegaard, Julius Bieren
dc.contributor.authorMarron, Alanen
dc.contributor.authorGoldstein, Raymonden
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-09T17:17:33Z
dc.date.available2015-12-09T17:17:33Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-22en
dc.identifier.citationKirkegaard et al. Physical Review Letters (2016) Vol. 116, Article 038102. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.038102en
dc.identifier.issn0031-9007
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252925
dc.description.abstractWe illuminate the nature of the three-dimensional random walks of microorganisms composed of individual organisms adhered together. Such aggregate random walkers are typified by choanoflagellates, eukaryotes that are the closest living relatives of animals. In the colony-forming species Salpingoeca rosetta we show that the beating of each flagellum is stochastic and uncorrelated with others, and the vectorial sum of the flagellar propulsion manifests as stochastic helical swimming. A quantitative theory for these results is presented and species variability discussed.
dc.description.sponsorshipWork supported by the EPSRC and St. Johns College (JBK), ERC Advanced Investigator Grant 247333 and a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dc.rightsAttribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/*
dc.titleMotility of Colonial Choanoflagellates and the Statistics of Aggregate Random Walkersen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the final version of the article. It first appeared from American Physical Society via http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.038102en
prism.number038102en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNamePhysical Review Lettersen
prism.volume116en
dc.rioxxterms.funderEPSRC
dc.rioxxterms.funderWellcome Trust
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.038102en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-01-22en
dc.contributor.orcidGoldstein, Raymond [0000-0003-2645-0598]
dc.identifier.eissn1079-7114
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (247333)
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