protozoan behavior

Andrew Goodkov biol at
Wed Mar 24 08:03:05 EST 1999

Mon, 22 Mar 99 16:55 +0300 MSK David Lennartz wrote to "bionet.protista mail newsgroup" <bionet-news at>:

> Hi Nick, I have studied protistan movement to a considerable degree while I
> was an undergraduate and grad student.  My advice depends on what organisms
> you are interested in learning about.  For example in regard to ciliates and
> flagellates, I would recommend that you look into the papers by Theodore L.
> Jahn in the mid 60s to mid 70s.  Also Charles Brokaw at CalTech has written on
> this subject.  You can also check into a very good book by Bloodgood
> ....Ciliary and Flagellar Membranes...this has a lot on protistan motility.  I
> think Comparative Protozoology by O.R. Andersen has information in this area
> as well.   For amoeboid motion, the work of E.C. Bovee, T. L. Jahn, R. D.
> Allen are all relevant. These are just a few suggestions off the top of my
> head.....

For mechanisms of amoeboid movement you can see also an excellent review
of W. Stockem and W. Klopocka "Amoeboid movement and related phenomena".
Int. Rev. Cytol. 1988. 112. 137-183.

> Good Luck....this is a fascinating field......!

Yes, it is truth!


Dr. Andrew V. Goodkov
Biological Research Institute of
St.Petersburg State University,
Oranienbaumskoye sch.2, Stary Peterhof,
St.Petersburg, 198904, Russia
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