Movie 3

Physical disruption of tissue stiffness in the shoulder region disables Hydra from somersaulting. This movie shows how disruption of local shoulder tissue stiffness by physical means (lesioning through a partial cut) can disable Hydra from performing somersault and not upon stiffness disruption in body column.

Differential tissue stiffness of body column facilitates locomotion of Hydra on solid substrates

Suyash Naik, Manu Unni, Devanshu Sinha, Shatruhan Singh Rajput, Puli Chandramouli Reddy, Elena Kartvelishvily, Inna Solomonov, Irit Sagi, Apratim Chatterji, Shivprasad Patil, and Sanjeev Galande

Journal of Experimental Biology 2020. 223:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.232702