Interactions between newly developed macronuclei and maternal macronuclei in sexually immature multinucleate exconjugants of Paramecium caudatum.

@article{Kimura2003InteractionsBN,
  title={Interactions between newly developed macronuclei and maternal macronuclei in sexually immature multinucleate exconjugants of Paramecium caudatum.},
  author={Naomi Kimura and Kazuyuki Mikami},
  journal={Differentiation; research in biological diversity},
  year={2003},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={337-45}
}
The macronucleus of Paramecium caudatum controls most cellular activities, including sexual immaturity after conjugation. Exconjugant cells have two macronuclear forms: (1) fragments of the maternal macronucleus, and (2) the new macronuclei that develop from the division products of a fertilization micronucleus. The fragments are distributed into daughter… CONTINUE READING