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velocity smell question

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:12 pm
by ShiN1GaM1
I don't understand how does the velocity smell works, could someone explain it to me? I read somethings about it but just got more confused. Could someone give me some examples?

Re: velocity smell question

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:33 pm
by Alast
With a Senseocyte ot simply detects the speed of the cell moving across the substrate and produces signal substance accordingly.

A Stereocyte can detect motion based on its orientation in the organism. Forward and backward motion or left and right motion. Or diagonal motion of you have a good use case for that ;-)

Re: velocity smell question

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:52 pm
by ShiN1GaM1
But it detects it's own velocity right? Not the velocity of nearby cells.

Re: velocity smell question

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:56 pm
by ShiN1GaM1
And btw, does the stereotyte detect velocity along the cell in the same for it detects food (horizontally - side to side)? or it dectect or does it detect the velocity along vertical axis (back to front)?

Re: velocity smell question

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:13 pm
by Alast
Yes, it's the sensing cells own velocity. The Stereocyte senses along the orientation of its antennas like food smell or cell color sense, correct.