Speed of cell

Range ~10 μm/min
Organism Amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum
Reference Buenemann M, Levine H, Rappel WJ, Sander LM. The role of cell contraction and adhesion in dictyostelium motility. Biophys J. 2010 Jul 7 99(1):50-8. p.50 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID20655832
Comments "Much of [investigators’] understanding of cell motility has come from experiments on the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum which has been established as an experimental model system during the past decades (refs 12–14). These cells move rapidly (~10µm/min) and can be very sensitive to chemical cues."
Entered by Uri M
ID 106825