Plasmodia migrate towards those situations which increase the frequency of their alternations in streaming, and away from those which decrease the frequency. Therefore peristalsis-like waves in Physarum move in the direction opposite from the net movement of the organism. The mechanism is fundamentally related to other known types of chemotaxis.
Article| April 01 1976
Control of chemotaxis in Physarum polycephalum.
A C Durham
E B Ridgway
Online ISSN: 1540-8140
Print ISSN: 0021-9525
J Cell Biol (1976) 69 (1): 218–223.
A C Durham, E B Ridgway; Control of chemotaxis in Physarum polycephalum.. J Cell Biol 1 April 1976; 69 (1): 218–223. doi: https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.69.1.218
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