Session AW: Mini-Symposium on Intracellular Fluid Dynamics
8:00 AM–10:10 AM, Sunday, November 22, 2009
Chair: Juan Carlos del Alamo, University of California, San Diego
Abstract ID: BAPS.2009.DFD.AW.1
Abstract: AW.00001 : Cellular hydraulics: physics and physiology
8:00 AM–8:26 AM
Hydraulics (from the Greek word $\delta \rho \alpha \upsilon \lambda \iota \kappa \varsigma )$ is the study of fluid movements and fluid power. In this brief talk, I will discuss the implications of water movements through soft porous structures for the dynamics of nuclear swelling and the cytoskeleton in animal cells. If time permits, I will conclude with a quantitative description of the growth of pollen tubes treated as hydraulic machines.
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