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Dr. Richard Bräucker

Ciliates

 


Paramecium caudatum
Stylonychia mytilus
Tetrahymena pyriformis
Didinium nasutum
Loxodes striatus
Bursaria truncatella

Cells under investigation

We use ciliates to study signal transduction, electromotor coupling, and as a model system of animal behaviour in the stimulus field. As an example of highly sensitive mechanotransduction the signalling pathways of gravireception and graviresponses are analyzed under normal and artificial conditions (weightlessness, hypergravity; density manipulation). We employ methods of cellular electrophysiology, video-microscopic recording and digital image analysis.

 

 

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Last update: 28.12.2003