, Volume 37, Issue 7, pp 708–709 | Cite as

Lack of gravity effect on the speed of amoeboid locomotion inNaegleria gruberi

  • A. H. Davies
  • T. M. Preston
  • C. A. King


The speed of amoeboid locomotion was the same for amoebae moving on the top surface and bottom surface of a horizontal perfusion chamber i.e. cell-substrate adhesive forces must be considerably greater than the gravitational force acting on the locomoting amoeba.


Bottom Surface Gravitational Force Adhesive Force Gravity Effect Perfusion Chamber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Davies
    • 1
  • T. M. Preston
    • 1
  • C. A. King
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity CollegeLondon(England)

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