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Research Article

Collagen-Based Mechanical Anisotropy of the Tectorial Membrane: Implications for Inter-Row Coupling of Outer Hair Cell Bundles

  • Núria Gavara,

    Affiliation: Auditory Mechanics Section, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Richard S. Chadwick mail

    chadwick@helix.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Auditory Mechanics Section, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: March 18, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004877

About the Authors

Núria Gavara, Richard S. Chadwick
Auditory Mechanics Section, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: chadwick@helix.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NG RSC. Performed the experiments: NG. Analyzed the data: NG. Wrote the paper: NG RSC.