Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Pseudopod Protrusions Propel Amoeboid Cells Forward: A 3-D Swimming Model

Newswise imageRhythmic patterns and precise motions are key elements of proper swimming, and comparable demonstrations of this pattern repetition and power usage can be seen in a microscopic swimmer -- the amoeboid cell. The cell swimming shapes are now predictable to new levels of precision, thanks to advanced 3-D modeling. Researchers generated a 3-D model of an amoeba practicing pseudopod-driven swimming; they discuss their work in a cover article in this month's Physics of Fluids.