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Gravity and the Behaviour of Unicellular Organisms

Häder, Donat-Peter and Hemmersbach, Ruth and Lebert, Michael (2005) Gravity and the Behaviour of Unicellular Organisms. Developmental and Cell Biology Series, 40. Cambridge University Press. 258 S. ISBN 13 978-0-521-82525-9. ISSN 10 0-521-82523-4

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Abstract

Unicellular organisms use gravity as an environmental guide to reach and stay in regions optimal for their growth and reproduction. These single cells play a significant role in food webs, and these factors together make the effects of gravity on unicellular organisms a fascinating and important subject for scientific study. In addition, they present valuable model systems for studying the mechanisms of gravity perception - a topic of increasing interest in these days of experimentation in space. This book reveals how single cells achieve the same sensoric capacity as multicellular organisms, such as plants or animals. It reviews the field, discussing the historical background, ecological significance, and related physiology of unicellular organisms, as well as various experimental techniques and models with which to study them. Those working on the biology of unicellular organisms - as well as in related areas of gravitational and space science - will find this book of value.

Document Type:Book
Title:Gravity and the Behaviour of Unicellular Organisms
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Häder, Donat-PeterFriedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen
Hemmersbach, RuthUNSPECIFIED
Lebert, MichaelFriedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen
Date:2005
Volume:40
Number of Pages:258
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Series Name:Developmental and Cell Biology Series
ISSN:10 0-521-82523-4
ISBN:13 978-0-521-82525-9
Status:Published
Keywords:[Graviperception, Gravisensor, Microgravity, Gravitaxis, Gravitropism]
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (old)
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Biowissenschaftliche Nutzerunterstützung (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Biomedical Science Support Center
Deposited By: Gertrud Lütz
Deposited On:13 Dec 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 13:04

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