Peclet number for hydrodynamic flow of metabolites outside Volvox carteri

Range 100-300 unitless
Organism Volvox carteri
Reference Solari CA, Ganguly S, Kessler JO, Michod RE, Goldstein RE. Multicellularity and the functional interdependence of motility and molecular transport, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jan 31 103(5):1353-8. p.1357 fig.8PubMed ID16421211
Method particle imaging velocimetry. Value extracted from fig. 8
Comments Flagella driven advection dominates transport of metabolites around volvox colony. Correlates with decreased growth of deflagellated colonies that can be rescued by artificially mixing media.
Entered by Ian Swinburne
ID 100665