Bioluminescence and the Actin Cytoskeleton in the Dinoflagellate Pyrocystis fusiformis: An Examination of Organelle Transport and Mechanotransduction
McDougall, Carrie A.
- Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
bioluminiscence | dinoflagellates | sensor-effector | circadian rhythm | F-actin | cytochalasin-D | mechanotransduction | Life Sciences
Bioluminescence (BL), light produced by organisms, is a diverse and widespread marine phenomenon. yet little studied by researchers. Major contributors to sea surface BL displays are dinoflagellates, which produce rapid BL flashes upon fluid motion; mechanical stimulati...