Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Cytoplasmic Streaming, Vaishnava Samhitas

also called ´┐Żprotoplasmic streaming´┐Ż the movement of the living substance (cytoplasm) within a plant or animal cell. The motion transports nutrients, enzymes, and, in plants, large virus particles within cells. In unicellular organisms such as amoeba, it provides the mechanism for cell locomotion. First discovered in the 1830s, the presence of cytoplasmic streaming helped convince biologists that cells

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