Studies on contraction rhythm of the plasmodial strand III. Role of endoplasmic streaming in synchronization of local rhythms

@article{Yoshimoto2005StudiesOC,
  title={Studies on contraction rhythm of the plasmodial strand III. Role of endoplasmic streaming in synchronization of local rhythms},
  author={Yasuaki Yoshimoto and Nobur{\^o} Kamiya},
  journal={Protoplasma},
  year={2005},
  volume={95},
  pages={111-121}
}
Two separate segments of plasmodial strands (Physarum polycephalum) generally contract and relax with different periods, but if the two are bridged with another small strand segment to make into a single system, the contraction cycles of the two previously separate segments become gradually unified under isometric as well as isotonic conditions. To clarify the possible role of the streaming endoplasm as the information carrier for synchronization, we stopped the streaming between two halves of… CONTINUE READING