Euglena cells are unicellular organisms that spend most of their time on swimming by beating their flagellum. Sometimes, Euglena performs harmoniously coordinated cell body deformation, in a behavior known as metaboly. A team of researchers shows that metaboly allows Euglena to crawl remarkably fast in narrow spaces. This feature could inspire new applications in soft robotics.
Original source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190221122951.htm