Behavioral Bioassays and Their Uses in Tetrahymena

Todd M. Hennessey, Thomas J. Lampert

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11 Scopus citations


The swimming behaviors of . Tetrahymena can be used in sensitive behavioral bioassays for estimating the effects of drugs, mutations, and other conditions on the physiological state of the cell. These assays can be used in both forward and reverse genetic approaches to help understand cellular functions from genotype to phenotype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Cell Biology
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameMethods in Cell Biology
ISSN (Print)0091-679X


  • Bioassay
  • Excitability
  • Knockout
  • Mutation
  • Permeabilization
  • Phenotype

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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