Movie 4

Chemical disruption of global tissue stiffness completely abrogates the capability of Hydra to somersault. This movie shows how disruption of global tissue stiffness by treatment with Dipyridyl (Dp) for 72 hrs of can completely disable Hydra from performing a somersault.

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