Bending Waves of the Posterior Flagellum of Ceratium

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Science  29 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3596, pp. 1169-1170
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3596.1169


Flagellar bending waves, as shown by multiple-flash photomicrographs of the posterior flagellum of Ceratium, are not sine waves. The bent regions are circular arcs; these regions are separated by short segments without bending.