Control strategies for the polarotactic orientation of the microorganism Euglena gracilis

Hill, N.A. and Plumpton, L.A. (2000) Control strategies for the polarotactic orientation of the microorganism Euglena gracilis. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 203(4), pp. 357-365. (doi:10.1006/jtbi.2000.1090)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jtbi.2000.1090

Abstract

A simple mathematical model for the signal received by the dichroic photoreceptor molecules in the motile alga, Euglena gracilis, when irradiated by polarized light, is described and used to test hypotheses for the control strategies employed by the microorganism during negative phototaxis. The model is used to analyse and explain the experimental results of Häder (1987. Arch. Microbiol.147, 179–183).

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hill, Professor Nicholas
Authors: Hill, N.A., and Plumpton, L.A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Journal of Theoretical Biology
ISSN:0022-5193
ISSN (Online):1095-8541

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