A microtubule meshwork associated with gametic pronucleus transfer across a cell-cell junction.

@article{Orias1983AMM,
  title={A microtubule meshwork associated with gametic pronucleus transfer across a cell-cell junction.},
  author={J D Orias and Elaine Hamilton and Eduardo Orias},
  journal={Science},
  year={1983},
  volume={222 4620},
  pages={181-4}
}
In conjugating Tetrahymena, a cellular assembly composed of a microtubule meshwork appears to be required for the transfer of gametic pronuclei across the junction that separates the conjugating cells. This assembly is suggestive of a gametogenic cell division in ancient predecessors of ciliates, with Tetrahymena retaining only the associated nuclear… CONTINUE READING