External mechanical control of the timing of bend initiation in sea urchin sperm flagella.

Abstract

The movement parameters of a sea urchin sperm flagellum can be manipulated mechanically by applying various modes of periodic vibrations to the sperm head held by suction in the tip of a micropipette. The beat frequency of the flagellum readily synchronizes with the frequency of the externally imposed lateral vibration, and the plane of flagellar bending… (More)

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@article{Eshel1989ExternalMC, title={External mechanical control of the timing of bend initiation in sea urchin sperm flagella.}, author={D Eshel and Ian R. Gibbons}, journal={Cell motility and the cytoskeleton}, year={1989}, volume={14 3}, pages={416-23} }