Nonlinear instability in flagellar dynamics: a novel modulation mechanism in sperm migration?

@article{Gadlha2010NonlinearII,
  title={Nonlinear instability in flagellar dynamics: a novel modulation mechanism in sperm migration?},
  author={Hermes Gad{\^e}lha and Eamonn A. Gaffney and D J Smith and Jackson C. Kirkman-Brown},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 53},
  pages={1689-97}
}
Throughout biology, cells and organisms use flagella and cilia to propel fluid and achieve motility. The beating of these organelles, and the corresponding ability to sense, respond to and modulate this beat is central to many processes in health and disease. While the mechanics of flagellum-fluid interaction has been the subject of extensive mathematical studies, these models have been restricted to being geometrically linear or weakly nonlinear, despite the high curvatures observed… CONTINUE READING