Calcium-induced contraction of the rhizoplast of a quadriflagellate green alga

J. L. Salisbury, G. L. Floyd

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Abstract

The rhizoplast of Platymonas subcordiformis is a contractile organelle. Cyclic contraction and extension are induced by incubating the organism in solutions containing calcium and adenosine triphosphate. Rhizoplast contraction is functionally linked to flagellar activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)975-977
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume202
Issue number4371
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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