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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Mar;74(6):1945-9. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01044-07. Epub 2007 Dec 28.

Protozoan migration in bent microfluidic channels.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Box 1831 Station B, Nashville, TN 37235, USA.

Abstract

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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18165365
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PMC2268297
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10.1128/AEM.01044-07
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