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Protozoan migration in bent microfluidic channels.

Wang W, Shor LM, LeBoeuf EJ, Wikswo JP, Taghon GL, Kosson DS
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 74 (6): 1945-9

PMID: 18165365 · PMCID: PMC2268297 · DOI:10.1128/AEM.01044-07

Microfluidic devices permit direct observation of microbial behavior in defined microstructured settings. Here, the swimming speed and dispersal of individual marine ciliates in straight and bent microfluidic channels were quantified. The dispersal rate and swimming speed increased with channel width, decreased with protozoan size, and was significantly impacted by the channel turning angle.

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Animals Ciliophora Eukaryota Microfluidic Analytical Techniques

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