Table 1

Comparison between the properties of the model cilia and experimental data

ParameterDimensionsData*Model
Beat durationms35.7≈34
Beat frequencycycles/s28≈29.4
Angular range of the effective stroke°110110–115
Duration of the effective strokems≈9≈7–8
Duration of the recovery strokems≈26≈26
Ratio of durations (recovery/effective)2.93.25
Duration of basal swing during the recovery strokems6≈7