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Cytoplasmic Inheritance

Rowland H. Davis

in The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195154368
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893935 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154368.003.0013
Cytoplasmic Inheritance

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This chapter considers a major preoccupation of biology in the early part of the 20th century: the role of the cytoplasm, particularly in development. It discusses studies of Paramecium and other ciliates, the Paramecium life cycle, the Paramecium mating problem, and the model status of Paramecium.

Keywords: cytoplasm; development; model organisms; Paramecium; cytoplasmic inheritance

Chapter.  8623 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biochemistry

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