Differential micronuclear polyteny in a population of the ciliate tetrahymena pyriformis

@article{Alfert1957DifferentialMP,
  title={Differential micronuclear polyteny in a population of the ciliate tetrahymena pyriformis},
  author={Max Alfert and William Balamuth},
  journal={Chromosoma},
  year={1957},
  volume={8},
  pages={371-379}
}
1. A population ofT. pyriformis, variety 1, mating type I, was observed to have conspicuously larger micronuclei than other populations of types I and II. 2. The increased micronuclear size is correlated with increased nuclear DNA content (in terms of Feulgen dye) and with the appearance of meiotic chromosomes which are thicker and which stain more… CONTINUE READING