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Author Braun, Markus, author
Title Gravitational biology I : gravity sensing and graviorientation in microorganisms and plants / by Markus Braun, Maik Bohmer, Donat-Peter Hader, Ruth Hemmersbach, Klaus Palme
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xvii, 122 pages) : digital ; 24 cm
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series SpringerBriefs in space life sciences, 2196-5560
SpringerBriefs in space life sciences
Note Chapter 1: Gravity Sensing, Graviorientation and Microgravity -- Chapter 2: Methods for Gravitational Biology Research -- Chapter 3: Gravitaxis in Flagellates and Ciliates -- Chapter 4: Gravitropism in Tip-Growing Rhizoids and Protonemata of Characean Algae -- Chapter 5: Gravitropism in Fungi, Mosses and Ferns -- Chapter 6: Gravitropism in Higher Plants: Cellular Aspects -- Chapter 7: Gravitropism in Higher Plants: Molecular Aspects -- Chapter 8: Bioregenerative Life Support Systems in Space Research
This book summarizes what is currently known about gravity sensing and response mechanisms in microorganisms, fungi, lower and higher plants; starting from the historical eye-opening experiments from the 19th century up to today's extremely rapid advancing cellular, molecular and biotechnological research. All forms of life are constantly exposed to gravity and it can be assumed that almost all organisms have developed sensors and respond in one way or the other to the unidirectional acceleration force,this books shows us some of these different ways. The book is written for plant biologists and microbiologists as well as scientists interested in space and gravitational biology
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Gravity -- Physiological effect
Biotechnological microorganisms
Life Sciences
Cell Biology
Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
Plant Sciences
Alt Author Bohmer, Maik, author
Hader, Donat-Peter, author
Hemmersbach, Ruth, author
Palme, Klaus, author
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