The Biology of Cilia and Flagella - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483197722, 9781483222752

The Biology of Cilia and Flagella

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs on Pure and Applied Biology: Zoology, Vol. 12

Authors: M. A. Sleigh
Editors: G. A. Kerkut
eBook ISBN: 9781483222752
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1962
Page Count: 256
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The Biology of Cilia and Flagella reviews advances in the study of cilia and flagella since 1928. This book focuses on four main topics—structure of cilia, factors that affect ciliary activity, movement of cilia and flagella, and coordination of beat of cilia. In these topics, this compilation specifically discusses the intracellular structures associated with ciliary bases; viscosity of the medium and ciliary activity, and energy relationships of cilia and flagella. The compounding of synchronously beating cilia, variations in shaft structure, and control of ciliary activity by the organism are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the determination of the rate of beat of cilia and root-fiber systems and coordination of ciliary beat.

This publication is suitable for biologists and clinicians of other disciplines researching on the structure and physiology of cilia and flagella.

Table of Contents


1 Introduction

2 The Structure Of Cilia

1. Introduction

2. The Structure of a Typical Ciliary Organelle

3. Variations in Shaft Structure

4. Centrioles and Ciliary Bases

5. Intracellular Structures Associated with Ciliary Bases

6. Haptonemata

7. "Stereocilia"

8. Bacterial Flagella

3 Factors Which Affect Ciliary Activity

1. Ciliary Activity and its Measurement

2. The Effect of Temperature on Ciliary Activity

3. Viscosity of the Medium and Ciliary Activity

4. Hydrostatic Pressure and Ciliary Activity

5. Electric Currents and Ciliary Activity

6. Osmotic Pressure and Ciliary Activity

7. Ions and Ciliary Activity

8. Oxygen, Respiration and Ciliary Activity

9. Adenosine Triphosphate and Ciliary Activity

10. Hormones and Ciliary Activity

11. Effects of Other Chemicals on Ciliary Activity

12. Control of Ciliary Activity by the Organism

13. Microdissection Studies on Ciliated Tissues

4 The Movement Of Cilia And Flagella

1. The Form of Beat of Flagella

2. The Form of Beat of Cilia

3. The Functions of the Parts of Cilia

4. The Mechanism of Beat

5. The Energy Relationships of Cilia and Flagella

6. The Determination of the Rate of Beat of Cilia

7. Summary

5 The Co-Ordination of Beat of Cilia

1. Introduction

2. The Compounding of Synchronously Beating Cilia

3. Types of Metachronal Pattern

4. The Mechanism of Metachronism

5. Some Thoughts on the Origin and Development of Metachronism

6. Ciliary Reversal

7. Inhibition and Activation

8. Root-Fibre Systems and Co-Ordination of Ciliary Beat

9. Summary



Author Index

Subject Index


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M. A. Sleigh

About the Editor

G. A. Kerkut

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