Movement Reactions of Blue-Green Algae in Response to Their Photoenvironment
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.
KeywordsLight Trap Sensory Transduction Electrical Potential Gradient Movement Reaction Motor Apparatus
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