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Growth of the Cellular Slime Mold, Dictyostelium discoideum, Is Gravity Dependent.
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PMID:  16667657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The effect of artificial gravity on the growth of a microorganism, Dictyostelium discoideum, was studied and the following results were obtained: (a) Germination efficiency increased as gravity increased up to 3 gravities. (b) Cell differentiation was influenced by gravity. Retardation of spore formation or reduction in the spore fraction was observed at hypergravity. (c) Fruiting bodies were taller at hypergravity and smaller at simulated microgravity when compared at 1 gravity. It is suggested that modulation of gravity provides useful information on the mechanisms of life.
Authors:
Y Kawasaki; T Kiryu; K Usui; H Mizutani
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plant physiology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0032-0889     ISO Abbreviation:  Plant Physiol.     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-06-29     Revised Date:  2010-09-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401224     Medline TA:  Plant Physiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1568-72     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Mitsubishi-Kasei Institute of Life Sciences, 11 Minamiooya, Machida, Tokyo 194, Japan.
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