Paramecium Midwives? . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 15 September 2017

Dear Ones,

In this video, it looks to me like the asexually reproducing paramecium, which is splitting into two smaller paramecia through a process termed ‘binary fission’, is being midwived by two companion paramecia …

Video: “Paramecium Dividing.ogv,” by Deuterostome , in Wikimedia Commons … … CC BY-SA 3.0

It looks like they are clearing a space for it, circling round, and nudging it to divide. Can this be? is there a biophotonic stimulus that attracts them? Or might a biophotonic stimulus be their mode of midwifery?

I notice, for instance, in this article …

Blog: “Let There Be Light: Paramecia Communicate With Photons,” 

… mention of a study showing paramecia can communicate with each other by emitting photons. This had to do with changes in cell division and energy uptake. There was a barrier in place, and the study was done in the dark. Two different types of barrier were used: glass and quartz; these had different light transmission qualities. As different behaviors were observed, the implication is that two or more frequencies of biophotonic transmission are available to paramecia.

The blog goes on to mention a study suggesting that biophotonic communication among onion cells may favorably influence mitosis in onion cells. Mitosis is a form of asexual reproduction in eukaryotic cells (including those of animals, plants, and fungi).

This article mentions that biophotonic communications sent by growing eggs can encourage other eggs to grow; while biophotonic communications sent by mature eggs discourage other eggs from growing …

Link: “MIT Technology Review: Biophoton Communication: Can Cells Talk Using Light?” by Emerging Technology from the arXiv, 22 May 2012 … ..

Paramecia are one-celled organisms, as are eggs. What are these paramecia telling the dividing paramecium, I wonder?

Is this some kind of photon-burst Morse code or semaphor, I wonder? What part of the talked-to paramecium would receive that message?

Could it be that the paramecia are like the bacteria, which see their race as “a great Light upon the Earth”? Could it be that cells are naturally EMF-sensitive?

Could the cell membrane … the pellicle, in the case of the paramecium … have an electrical feature, similar to the slightly negative charge that exists on the inside of human body cells?

Might the biophotonic transmission from other paramecia momentarily change the charge inside the recipient paramecium? How might that, then affect the dividing of the DNA?

Alice B. Clagett
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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microbiology, biology, microbes, bacteria, midwifery, electromagnetic sensitivity, EMF sensitivity, electric charge of cells, body cells, onion cells, eggs, paramecia, asexual fission, mitosis, cell reproduction, commensals, endosymbionts, interspecies communication, language of light,

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