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Title: Simple mechanosense and response of cilia motion reveal the intrinsic habits of ciliates
Authors: Ohmura, Takuya
Nishigami, Yukinori
Taniguchi, Atsushi
Nonaka, Shigenori
Manabe, Junichi
Ishikawa, Takuji
Ichikawa, Masatoshi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Author's alias: 大村, 拓也
西上, 幸範
谷口, 篤史
野中, 茂紀
眞鍋, 隼一
石川, 拓司
市川, 正敏
Keywords: ciliates
mechanosense of cilia
swimming motility
Issue Date: 27-Mar-2018
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
Journal title: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume: 115
Issue: 13
Start page: 3231
End page: 3236
Abstract: An important habit of ciliates, namely, their behavioral preference for walls, is revealed through experiments and hydrodynamic simulations. A simple mechanical response of individual ciliary beating (i.e., the beating is stalled by the cilium contacting a wall) can solely determine the sliding motion of the ciliate along the wall and result in a wall-preferring behavior. Considering ciliate ethology, this mechanosensing system is likely an advantage in the single cell’s ability to locate nutrition. In other words, ciliates can skillfully use both the sliding motion to feed on a surface and the traveling motion in bulk water to locate new surfaces according to the single “swimming” mission.
Description: 簡単な物理モデルで解き明かす微生物の生存戦略 --繊毛虫テトラヒメナの壁面付近への集積メカニズムを解明--. 京都大学プレスリリース. 2018-03-22.
Rights: Copyright © 2018 the Author(s). Published by PNAS. This open access article is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND).
DOI(Published Version): 10.1073/pnas.1718294115
PubMed ID: 29531024
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