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Locomotion at low Reynolds numbers

Anette E. Hosoi

in New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 92, July 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605835
eISBN:
9780191729522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This chapter presents three lectures intended as an introduction to locomotion at low Reynolds numbers. It covers swimming, crawling, and burrowing. For those who desire a more in-depth treatment, ... More


Swimming in the leech

G. N. Orlovsky, T. G. Deliagina, and S. Grillner

in Neuronal Control of Locomotion: From Mollusc to Man

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524052
eISBN:
9780191724497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524052.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter presents opportunities for examining all components of the locomotor control system at the network and cellular levels in leech. There are two forms of locomotion in the leech – swimming ... More


The Third Month: Developing Motor Skills

Vanessa LoBue

in 9 Months In, 9 Months Out: A Scientist's Tale of Pregnancy and Parenthood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190863388
eISBN:
9780190944872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863388.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes the development of the infant in the third month of life. After being warned by her pediatrician that her son has a flat head from sleeping on his back, the author discusses ... More


Sea turtles

Seth Stapleton and Karen L. Eckert

in Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198726135
eISBN:
9780191825934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726135.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter outlines methods most commonly used to gather management-relevant data on sea turtles from the study of nesting beaches. Nesting beach studies are implemented worldwide and provide a ... More


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