Restoration of membrane excitability in a behavioral mutant of Paramecium caudatum during conjugation and by microinjection of wild- type cytoplasm

When cells of the behavioral mutant cnrC of Paramecium caudatum were mated with the wild type, phenotype change from CNR (no backward swinning) to wild type in the cnrC mate occurred immediately after the formation of tight pairs. No change of phenotype occurred when cells of cnrA or cnrB were mated with wild type. Phenotypic change from CNR to wild type in… CONTINUE READING