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The power of parasite collectives

Plasmodium sporozoites can move in rotating vortices owing to their chiral shape and mechanical flexibility, revealing important physical aspects of collective motion.

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Fig. 1: Chiral shape and flexibility drive the vortices of Plasmodium sporozoites.


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Tolić, I.M., Tardieux, I. The power of parasite collectives. Nat. Phys. 18, 491–492 (2022).

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