Wavelengths of bioconvection patterns

Bees, M.A. and Hill, N.A. (1997) Wavelengths of bioconvection patterns. Journal of Experimental Biology, 200(10), pp. 1515-1526.

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Bioconvection occurs as the result of the collective behaviour of many micro-organisms swimming in a fluid and is realised as patterns similar to those of thermal convection which occur when a layer of water is heated from below. A methodology is developed to record the bioconvection patterns that are formed by aqueous cultures of the single-celled alga Chlamydomonas nivalis. The analysis that is used to quantify the patterns as a function of cell concentration, suspension depth and time is described and experimental results are presented.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hill, Professor Nicholas and Bees, Dr Martin
Authors: Bees, M.A., and Hill, N.A.
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Journal of Experimental Biology
ISSN (Online):1477-9145

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