Biological physics: Swarming microtubules

Journal name:
Nature
Volume:
483,
Pages:
411–412
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DOI:
doi:10.1038/483411a
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An artificial system of microtubules propelled by dynein motor proteins self-organizes into a pattern of whirling rings. This observation may provide insight into collective motion in biological systems. See Letter p.448

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  1. Tamás Vicsek is in the Department of Biological Physics, Eötvös University, 1117 Budapest, Hungary.

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