Forward Movement of Paramecium as a Function of the Hydrogen Ion Concentration

@article{Chase2005ForwardMO,
  title={Forward Movement of Paramecium as a Function of the Hydrogen Ion Concentration},
  author={Aurin M. Chase and Otto Glaser},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={627 - 636}
}
1. At constant temperatures, and within physiological limits, changes of pH in either direction from the neutral point result in immediate increases in speed of movement of Paramecium. 2. These increases are temporary. In 30 to 45 minutes a minimum of speed is reached. This is followed by a period of recovery lasting about an hour. Finally an equilibrium is found. With inorganic acids (HCl or H(2)SO(4)) the final speed after 3 or 4 hours is that characteristic of prolonged exposure to pH 7.0… CONTINUE READING