Amitotic division of the macronucleus in Tetrahymena thermophila: DNA distribution by genomic unit.

@article{Endo2011AmitoticDO,
  title={Amitotic division of the macronucleus in Tetrahymena thermophila: DNA distribution by genomic unit.},
  author={Masaki Endo and Toshiro Sugai},
  journal={Zoological science},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={482-90}
}
The macronucleus of the ciliate Tetrahymena cell contains euchromatin and numerous heterochromatins called chromatin bodies. During cell division, a chromatin aggregate larger than chromatin body appears in the macronucleus. We observed chromatin aggregates in the dividing macronucleus in a living T. thermophila cell, and found that these were globular in morphology and homogeneous in size. To observe globular chromatin clearly, optimal conditions for making it compact were studied. Addition of… CONTINUE READING