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Gravity and the Behavior of Unicellular Organisms

Gravity and the Behavior of Unicellular Organisms

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Part of Developmental and Cell Biology Series

  • Date Published: January 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521820523

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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.

    • Comprehensive overview of this field of research
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    'Häder and his colleagues have now produced an absorbing, comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date treatise … they have produced a work that combines magisterial thoroughness (and 1000 references) with refreshing accessibility.' Biologist

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521820523
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.478kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Authors

    Donat-Peter Häder, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    Prof. Dr. Donat-Peter Häder holds the chair in botany at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität. He has been interested in gravitational biology and space research for more than 20 years and was involved in numerous space shuttle, sounding rocket, satellite and parabolic flight experiments. He is the author and editor of more than a dozen books and has published more than 450 papers in scientific journals.

    Ruth Hemmersbach, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, DLR, Cologne, Germany
    Michael Lebert is a botanist active in gravity-related research and computer sciences for 10 years. He has been involved as co-investigator in numerous biological experiments in microgravity on airplanes and sounding rockets.

    Michael Lebert, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    Ruth Hemmersbach, zoologist and cell biologist, has been active in gravity-related research for more than 20 years. She has been principal investigator for several biological experiments in microgravity on airplanes, sounding rockets and space shuttles.

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