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Protoplasma

, Volume 100, Issue 3–4, pp 353–366 | Cite as

The life cycle ofAcetabularia (Dasycladales, Chlorophyceae): A compilation of evidence for meiosis in the primary nucleus

  • H. -U. Koop
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Summary

The life cycle ofAcetabularia is described with special reference to nuclear divisions. Recent arguments, derived from the fields of cytology, genetics and systematics are in favour of the hypothesis, that meiosis occurs during the division of the primary nucleus. This hypothesis is summarized in a schematical representation of the whole life cycle.

Keywords

Acetabularia Chlorophyceae Life cycle Meiosis Nucleus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. -U. Koop
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  1. 1.Institut für Pflanzenphysiologie und ZellbiologieFreie Universität BerlinDeutschland

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