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Helical trajectories of swimming cells with a flexible flagellar hook

@inproceedings{Zou2021HelicalTO,
  title={Helical trajectories of swimming cells with a flexible flagellar hook},
  author={Zonghao Zou and W. Lough and S. Spagnolie},
  year={2021}
}
The flexibility of the bacterial flagellar hook is believed to have substantial consequences for microorganism locomotion. Using a simplified model of a rigid flagellum and a flexible hook, we show that the paths of axisymmetric cell bodies driven by a single flagellum are generically helical. Phase-averaged resistance and mobility tensors are produced to describe the flagellar hydrodynamics, and a helical rod model which retains a coupling between translation and rotation is identified as a… Expand

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