Corpus ID: 29100742

Ciliary specializations in mating cells of the ciliate Euplotes crassus.

  title={Ciliary specializations in mating cells of the ciliate Euplotes crassus.},
  author={P. Luporini and R. Dallai},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
In the ciliate Euplotes crassus, mixed cells of different compatible mating types pass through an induction period before agglutinating with each other by means of cilia in the mating reaction. We examined the ciliary membranes of cells involved in the mating reaction by the freeze-fracture technique and detected at least 5 distinct types of specialization, each indicated by a special congregation of intramembrane particles. Near to the necklace, at the ciliary base, we observed a set of… Expand
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