Dresden 2020 – wissenschaftliches Programm
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BP 9.18: Poster
Montag, 16. März 2020, 17:30–19:30, P2/2OG
Is the swimming behavior of Paramecium controlled by the thermodynamic state of its membrane? — •Anne Paeger and Matthias Schneider — TU Dortmund, Deutschland
The transition of native lipid membranes appears to be tied to its growth conditions. How and why seems to be an open debate. Here we study the swimming velocity of Paramecium caudatum, which changes for different variables. Temperature-velocity curves are different for paramecia cultured at different temperatures, i.e. the living system adapts to its growth condition. In this project, we test the hypothesis that adaptation of the swimming behavior of the organism origins in the adaptation of the thermodynamic state of the membrane.