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This paper describes the cortical anatomy and development of mirror-image doublets of Stylonychia mytilus, analyzed using the protargol technique. The reversed, or "left-handed" (LH) component of these doublets is a mirror image of the normal or "right handed" (RH) component with regard to the arrangement of cortical structures. The mirror-image patterning(More)
Mirror-image doublets of Stylonychia mytilus include 2 sets of cortical structures, one with the normal "right-handed" (RH) arrangement, the other with a reversed "left-handed" (LH) arrangement. These sets, however, are incomplete, with certain structures, most notably cirri of the right marginal type, missing near the line of symmetry. When a mirror-image(More)
Stylonychia mytilus is a dorsoventrally flattened ciliate with compound ciliary structures arranged in a specific manner on the cell surface. In mirror-image (MI) doublets of this ciliate, two nearly complete sets of ciliary structures are arrayed side-by-side, one in a normal or 'right-handed' (RH) arrangement, the other in a reversed or 'left-handed' (LH)(More)
During conjugation, Stylonychia mytilus undergoes repetitive somatic development by reorganizing the cortical ciliature consecutively for three times. The control of these reorganizations by the nucleus was investigated employing amicronucleates generated by microsurgery. When amicronucleates conjugate, they underwent only the first round of cortical(More)
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