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Form of developing bends in reactivated sperm flagella.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1270988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Dark-field, multiple-exposure photographs of reactivated tritonated sea urchin sperm flagella swimming under a variety of conditions were analysed. 2. The length, radius and subtended angle of bends increased during bend development. The pattern of development was essentially the same under all conditions observed. 3. The angles of the two bends nearest the base tend to increase at the same rate, cancelling one another, so that the development of new bends causes little if any net microtubular sliding. 4. The direction of microtubular sliding within a bend is initially in the same direction as that within the preceding bend, and reverses as the bend develops.
S F Goldstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of experimental biology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0022-0949     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Exp. Biol.     Publication Date:  1976 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243705     Medline TA:  J Exp Biol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Microtubules / physiology
Motion Pictures as Topic
Sea Urchins
Sperm Tail / physiology*,  ultrastructure
Spermatozoa / physiology*

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