Shear-induced orientational dynamics and spatial heterogeneity in suspensions of motile phytoplankton.


Fluid flow, ubiquitous in natural and man-made environments, has the potential to profoundly impact the transport of microorganisms, including phytoplankton in aquatic habitats and bioreactors. Yet, the effect of ambient flow on the swimming behaviour of phytoplankton has remained poorly understood, largely owing to the difficulty of observing cell-flow… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0791


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