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Contact: Dr. Veikko Geyer
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Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Chlamydomonas

Caption: The green alga is a microscopic breaststroke swimmer. The movements of its two flagella are synchronised by mechanical forces: its swimming strokes slow down or accelerate, depending on how the cell rocks while swimming.

Credit: MPI-CBG, Dresden

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