Contributions to mechanism of chemotactic response in Paramecium caudatum

@inproceedings{Dryl1963ContributionsTM,
  title={Contributions to mechanism of chemotactic response in Paramecium caudatum},
  author={Stanislaw Dryl},
  year={1963}
}
Summary The mechanism of the chemotactic reaction of Paracemium caudatum was analysed using the time-exposure photomacrographic technique for recording the movement of Infusoria. Paramecia showed a more or less typical Jennings “avoiding reaction” towards pH changes of the medium and to many other chemotactic stimuli, such as NaCl, CaCl 2 , MgCl 2 . Nevertheless, in a 40 mM. KCl solution the animals, instead of taking avoiding action, showed a peculiar motor response which lasted 4 to 5 seconds… CONTINUE READING