Movement Reactions of Blue-Green Algae in Response to Their Photoenvironment

  • Donat-Peter Häder
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 7)


The photophobie response is the basic mechanism for the orientation of blue-green algae in a photo-environment. The photoreceptor system is identical with the photosynthetic pigments, and the sensory transduction between photoreceptor and motor apparatus is mediated by light-induced potential changes.

A computer model has been developed to simulate the photophobie behavior under various conditions.


Light Trap Sensory Transduction Electrical Potential Gradient Movement Reaction Motor Apparatus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donat-Peter Häder
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  1. 1.Fachbereich Biologie-BotanikPhilipps-Universität MarburgLahnbergeGermany

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