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Author Häder, Donat-Peter.

Title Gravity and the behavior of unicellular organisms / Donat-Peter Häder, Ruth Hemmersbach, Michael Lebert
Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2005


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages) : illustrations
Series Developmental and cell biology series ; 40
Developmental and cell biology series ; 40.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Preface; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Historical background; 1.2 Definitions; 1.3 Ecological signi.cance; 2 Methods in Gravitational Biology; 2.1 Horizontal microscopes and clinostats; 2.2 Free-fall machine; 2.3 Drop facilities: towers, shafts, and balloons; 2.4 Parabolic .ights; 2.5 Centrifuges; 2.6 Shuttles, satellites, and space stations; 2.7 Direct manipulation of gravisensors; 3 Image Analysis; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Hardware; 3.3 Software; 3.4 Fluorescence imaging; 4 Ciliates; 4.1 Paramecium; 4.2 Loxodes
Summary How do single cells know where is up and down? What is their ecological benefit? How can they be used to study the mechanisms of gravity perception? Historical and current approaches are summarised in order to answer these basic questions of interest to biologists as well as space and gravitational scientists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-250) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gravity -- Physiological effect.
Unicellular organisms.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biophysics.
Gravity -- Physiological effect.
Unicellular organisms.
Form Electronic book
Author Hemmersbach, Ruth, 1958-
Lebert, Michael, 1959-
ISBN 0511109679