The stochastic behavior of organelles during the recovery process of protoplasmic streaming is investigated in Nitella internodal cells at a nanometer space resolution. The motions of organelles in the components parallel and perpendicular to the alignment of actin filaments in the cell are analysed from the traces of displacement of 860 organelles in 1/30s (=video rate). The analysis of those traces shows that the generation of motive forces to the organelle follows the Poisson process. Therefore, we have been able to estimate the step size corresponding to the single force generation as ∼100 nm.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1995 Sep 25|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology