Primitive Motile Systems In Cell Biology

Primitive Motile Systems In Cell Biology

2nd Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editor: Robert Aleen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161428

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Primitive Motile Systems in Cell Biology is a collection of papers presented at the Symposium on the Mechanism of Cytoplasmic Streaming, Cell Movement, and the Saltatory Motion of Subcellular Particles, held at Princeton University in April 1963. The participants in the symposium represent various fields of science, brought together to consider how movement occurs at the cell level and below. This volume is organized into four sections encompassing 36 chapters and begins with an overview of cytoplasmic streaming in plants and Myxomycetes (Mycetozoa), including topics ranging from the organization of movement in slime mold Plasmodia to the mechanochemical system behind streaming in Physarum. The next section discusses cytoplasmic streaming and locomotion in the free-living amoeba, with chapters exploring relative motion in Amoeba proteus and mechanisms of amoeboid movement based on dynamic organization. This volume also discusses cytoplasmic streaming, locomotion, and behavior of specialized amoeboid cells. The book concludes with an analysis of non-Brownian and saltatory motion of subcellular particles, along with mitotic movements. This book is intended for scientists and students of the biological, biophysical, and medical sciences who are interested in the movements in and of living cells.

Table of Contents

  • Symposium Participants





    Part I Cytoplasmic Streaming in Plants and Myxomycetes (Mycetozoa)


    Fine Structure in Acetabularia and Its Relation to Protoplasmic Streaming

    Role of the Cortical Gel Layer in Cytoplasmic Streaming

    Behavior of Naked Cytoplasmic Drops Isolated from Plant Cells

    Rates of Organelle Movement in Streaming Cytoplasm of Plant Tissue Culture Cells

    The Organization of Movement in Slime Mold Plasmodia

    Differentiations of the Ground Cytoplasm and Their Significance for the Generation of the Motive Force of Ameboid Movement

    The Mechanochemical System behind Streaming in Physarum

    Regional Differences in Ion Concentration in Migrating Plasmodia

    Free Discussion

    Part II Cytoplasmic Streaming and Locomotion in the Free-Living Amebae


    Studies on the Isolated Membrane and Cytoplasm of Amoeba proteus in Relation to Ameboid Movement

    Pressure-Temperature Studies on Ameboid Movement and Related Phenomena: An Analysis of the Effects of Heavy Water (D..O) on the Form, Movement, and Gel Structure of Amoeba proteus

    Morphological Differences among Pseudopodia of Various Small Amebae and Their Functional Significance

    Mechanisms of Ameboid Movement Based on Dynamic Organization: Morphophysiological Study of Ameboid Movement, IV

    On the Mechanism and Control of Ameboid Movement

    The Motive Force of Endoplasmic Streaming in the Ameba

    Relative Motion in Amoeba proteus

    The Comparative Physiology of Movement in the Giant, Multinucleate Amebae

    Free Discussion

    Part III Cytoplasmic Streaming, Locomotion, and Behavior of Specialized Ameboid Cells


    The Role and Activities of Pseudopodia during Morphogenesis of the Sea Urchin Larva

    Movements of Cells Involved in Inflammation and Immunity

    Relaxation of Fibroblast Cells

    The Movement of Neurons in Tissue Culture

    Intracellular Movement and Locomotion of Cellular Slime-Mold Amebae

    Cytoplasmic Streaming and Locomotion in Marine Foraminifera

    Filopodial Movement in Cyphoderia ampulla (Ehr.)

    The Axopods of the Sun Animalcule Actinophrys sol (Heliozoa)

    Free Discussion

    Part IV Non-Brownian and Saltatory Motion of Subcellular Particles, and Mitotic Movements


    Echinochrome Granule Motion in the Egg of Arbacia punctulata

    Characteristic Movements of Organelles in Streaming Cytoplasm of Plant Cells

    Saltatory Particle Movements in Cells

    Motile Systems with Continuous Filaments

    Organization and Function of the Mitotic Spindle

    Screw-Mechanical Basis of Protoplasmic Movement

    Free Discussion

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 661
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161428

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