Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121399030, 9780323153218


1st Edition

Editors: Dennis E. Buetow
eBook ISBN: 9780323153218
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th May 1982
Page Count: 380
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The Biology of Euglena, Volume III: Physiology covers areas of investigation on Euglena, focusing in particular on its physiology. The book demonstrates the wide utilization and research on the members of the genus, especially Euglena gracilis. The book discusses, in particular, the essential features of organelle distribution and structure in Euglena, and euglenoid surfaces. It presents circadian rhythms reported for Euglena, as well as the organism’s movement and locomotion. It also explains the various aspects of sensory responses of Euglena gracilis to photic, chemical, and mechanical stimuli. In addition, the book addresses the stimulation and inhibition of the metabolism and growth of Euglena gracilis. Lastly, the Euglena chloroplast membrane, including its structure, function, and photocontrol of its development are described.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Contents of Previous Volumes Chapter 1. Ultrastructure I. Introduction II. The Euglena Cell III. Pellicle and Associated Structures IV. Organelles of the Cell Anterior V. Chloroplasts and Pyrenoids VI. Mitochondria VII. Golgi Bodies VIII. Lysosomes, Autophagic Vacuoles, and Microbodies IX. Nucleus X. Endoplasmic Reticulum, Ribosomes, and Microtubules XI. Paramylon and Other Cell Inclusions ?II. Final Comments References Chapter 2 . Flagella and the Cell Surface I. Introduction II. The Cell Surface II?. Flagella IV. Surface Domains and Their Maintenance References Chapter 3. Circadian and Infradian Rhythms I. Introduction II. Survey of Selected Classes of Circadian Rhythms in Euglena III. General Considerations: Problems and Prospects References Chapter 4. Movement and Locomotion of Euglena I. Introduction II. Types of Movements by Euglena III. Swimming IV. Contractile Movements of the Body (Metaboly) V. Crawling Movements VI. Gliding Movements VII. Recapitulation and Summary References Chapter 5. Responses to Photic, Chemical, and Mechanical Stimuli I. Introduction II. Behavioral Responses to Photic Stimuli III. Behavioral Responses to Chemical, Mechanical, and Gravitational Stimuli 186 References Chapter 6. Stimulation and Inhibition of Metabolism and Growth of Euglena gracilis I. Introduction and Scope II. Growth Media III. Inorganic Agents IV. Organic Compounds V. Conclusions References Chapter 7. Chloroplast Molecular Structure with Particular Reference to Thylakoids and Envelopes I. Introduction II. Euglena Chloroplast Envelope III. Thylakoids IV. Concluding Remarks References Chapter 8. Photocontrol of Chloroplast Developme


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