Schistosoma mansoni cercariae exploit an elastohydrodynamic coupling to swim efficiently

13 May 2016 Krishnamurthy Deepak Katsikis Georgios Bhargava Arjun Prakash Manu

The motility of many parasites is critical for the infection process of their host, as exemplified by the transmission cycle of the blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni. In their human infectious stage, immature, submillimetre-scale forms of the parasite known as cercariae swim in freshwater and infect humans by penetrating through the skin... (read more)

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  • BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS
  • FLUID DYNAMICS
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