Mechanisms of
Sperm Motility:
Dr. Charles Lindemann
The Geometric Clutch Model

Dr. Lindemann has written programs that demonstrate the Geometric Clutch model. Here we present three different models for you to choose from. The first one is a Windows program that models a Chlamydomonas flagellum. The second Windows program models a bull sperm flagellum. The last program is a DOS program that has default settings for a 10-µM cilium. In order to run these programs, you need an IBM compatible computer.

NOTE: These are Executable files (.exe)

To download the Windows version of the Geometric Clutch model program for CHLAMYDOMONAS, click on the link below:
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Do you want some instructions on how to run the Chlamydomonas program? If so, click on the link below:

INSTRUCTIONS

The Photo of an isolated flagellar apparatus of Chlamydomonas is courtesy of Danial Oberski  
To download the Windows version of the Geometric Clutch model program for BULL SPERM, click on the link below:
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Do you want some instructions on how to run the bull sperm program? If so, click on the link below:

INSTRUCTIONS

The baby bull photo is courtesy of Kathie Lesich  
To download the DOS version of the Geometric Clutch model program for a 10-µM cilium, click on the link below:
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Do you want some instructions on how to run the Geometric Clutch model for a 10-µm cilium? If so, click on the link below:

INSTRUCTIONS

The beat pattern of a 10-µm cilium is courtesy of the Geometric Clutch model  
  Interested in the source code for the "original" version of model? If so, click on the link below:
"ORIGINAL" MODEL
SOURCE CODE
Interested in the source code for the "upgraded" version of model? If so, click on the link below:

"UPGRADED" MODEL
SOURCE CODE

This page was last updated on July 29, 2011
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