Molecular identification of reproductive cells released from Cypassis irregularis Nigrini (Radiolaria).

@article{Kimoto2011MolecularIO,
  title={Molecular identification of reproductive cells released from Cypassis irregularis Nigrini (Radiolaria).},
  author={Katsunori Kimoto and Tomoko Yuasa and Osamu Takahashi},
  journal={Environmental microbiology reports},
  year={2011},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={86-90}
}
The mechanisms of the extensive distribution of radiolarian-affiliated sequences from clone libraries of marine picoeukaryotes from deeper water remain poorly understood. Here, we describe an event that could explain this phenomenon. A polycystine radiolarian species, Cypassis irregularis Nigrini, released a large number of pico-size cells under culture conditions. The diameters of the cells averaged ∼3 µm and the 18S rDNA sequences fell within those of typical radiolarian families. This… CONTINUE READING