Chapter 2 Alkaloids Containing Quinolinequinone and Quinolinequinoneimine Units

Öztürk T.

Alkaloids: Chemistry and Pharmacology, vol.49, no.C, pp.79-219, 1997 (Scopus) identifier identifier


Physarum polycephalum is a huge single cell with thousands of nuclei, which behaves like a giant amoeba. During its foraging behaviour this plasmodium produces electrical activity corresponding to different physiological states. We developed a method to render sounds from such electrical activity and thus represent spatio-temporal behaviour of slime mould in a form apprehended by humans. We show to control behaviour of slime mould to shape it towards reproduction of required range of sounds.