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Spindles and active vortices in a model of confined filament-motor mixtures

David A Head123*, WJ Briels2 and Gerhard Gompper1

Author Affiliations

1 Theoretical Soft Matter and Biophysics, Institute of Complex Systems, Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany

2 Computational Biophysics, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

3 School of Computing, Leeds University, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

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BMC Biophysics 2011, 4:18  doi:10.1186/2046-1682-4-18

Published: 16 November 2011

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Additional file 1:

Movie showing the transition from the initial conditions to a spindle steady state. System parameters are identical to Figure 2(a). The colour scheme for this and all movies are as follows: Filaments are light (dark) near their plus (minus) ends; the blue-green hue is to aid visualisation and has no significance. Motors are coloured in red.

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Movie showing the transition from the initial conditions to an aster steady state. System parameters are identical to Figure 2(b).

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Movie showing the transition from the initial conditions to a nematic steady state. System parameters are identical to Figure 2(c).

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Movie showing the transition from the initial conditions to a semi-aster steady state. System parameters are identical to Figure 2(d).

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Movie showing the transition from the initial conditions to a dynamic vortex, and subsequent contraction to a semi-aster. System parameters are identical to Figure 6.

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Identical run to additional file 5, with one filament highlighted and the remaining translucent.

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