The Photomotile Responses of Unicellular Eukaryotes

  • Ewa Mikolajczyk


The main goal of this paper is to give a short overview of recent research progress on photobehavior in three different groups of unicellular organisms: colored, photosynthetic flagellates (e.g., Euglena), colored, non-photosynthetic ciliates (e.g., Stentor), and colorless flagellates and ciliates (e.g., Astasia and Paramecium), respectively.


Euglena Gracilis Oriented Movement Positive Phototaxis Negative Phototaxis Phototactic Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewa Mikolajczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cell BiologyNencki Institute of Experimental BiologyWarsawPoland

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