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Gravity and the Behavior of Unicellular Organisms
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  • 100 b/w illus. 7 tables
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 (ISBN-13: 9780511108747 | ISBN-10: 0511108745)

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How do single cells recognize gravity and apply their perception to their ecological advantage? This book summarizes historical and current approaches to this basic question. Single cells play a significant role in food webs and also present valuable model systems for studying the mechanisms of gravity perception, a topic of increasing interest in these days of experimentation in space. The book is directed to biologists and other life scientists interested in space sciences, cellular evolution, cell motility, signal transduction and ecophysiology.


1. Introduction; 2. Methods in gravitational biology; 3. Image analysis; 4. Fluorescence imaging; 5. Ciliates; 6. Flagellates; 7. Other organisms; 8. Responses to other stimuli; 9. Energetics; 10. Models for graviperception; 11. Evolutionary aspects of gravisensing: from bacteria to men; 12. Perspectives.

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