The Application of Laser Light Scattering to the Study of Photo-Responses of Unicellular Motile Algae

  • Cesare Ascoli
  • Carlo Frediani
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 59)


Quasi-elastic light scattering (QELS) has been used to investigate the mechanism of photosensory transduction in the unicellular motile algae Euglena gracilis and Haematococcus pluvialis.


Swimming Speed Local Oscillator Doppler Spectrum Laser Light Scattering Euglena Gracilis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cesare Ascoli
    • 1
  • Carlo Frediani
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Biofisica del C.N.R.PisaItaly

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