Endosymbiosis in amoebae: Recently established endosymbionts have become required cytoplasmic components

@article{Jeon1976EndosymbiosisIA,
  title={Endosymbiosis in amoebae: Recently established endosymbionts have become required cytoplasmic components},
  author={Kwang W. Jeon and Min su Jeon},
  journal={Journal of Cellular Physiology},
  year={1976},
  volume={89}
}
  • K. Jeon, M. Jeon
  • Published 1976
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Cellular Physiology
A strain of large, free‐living amoeba that became dependent on bacterial endosymbionts which had infected the amoebae initially as intracellular parasites, was studied by micrurgy and electron microscopy. The results show that the infected host cells require the presence of live endosymbionts for their survival. Thus, the nucleus of an infected amoeba can form a viable cell with the cytoplasm of a noninfected amoeba only when live endosymbionts are present. The endosymbiotic bacteria are not… Expand

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