Mechanoreception in Ciliates

  • H. Machemer
  • J. W. Deitmer
Part of the Progress in Sensory Physiology book series (PHYSIOLOGY, volume 5)


Living cells share the ability to react to environmental stimuli, such as touch, light, chemicals or temperature. During stimulus reception, external energy is translated and amplified into electrical signals by means of physicochemical processes.


Reversal Potential Receptor Potential Receptor Response Decay Time Constant Ciliated Protozoan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Machemer
    • 1
  • J. W. Deitmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Fakultät für BiologieRuhr-UniversitätBochumGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Zoologie IUniversität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

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