TITLE

One in the eye for plants

AUTHOR(S)
Webb, Jeremy
PUB. DATE
June 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;6/29/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1775, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the discovery of a sense of animal vision in single-celled algae Chlamydomonas rheinhardtii. Claim of Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry researchers Hartmann Harz and Peter Hegemann that Chlamydomonas sees by electric signals driven by currents of calcium ions; Identification of light-sensitive chemical rhodopsin in Chlamydomonas; Reaction of the chlamydomas to flashing light.
ACCESSION #
10491328

 

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