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Protoplasma

, Volume 108, Issue 3–4, pp 361–367 | Cite as

A light microscopical investigation of amoebal and plasmodial mitosis in the MyxomyceteEchinostelium minutum

  • A. A. Hinchee
  • E. F. Haskins
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Summary

Light microscopical observations on mitosis in living material of the amoebal and plasmodial phases of the MyxomyceteEchinostelium minutum de Bary (orderEchinosteliales) are reported for the first time. The uninucleate amoebal cell undergoes centric, open spindle mitosis whereas the multinucleate plasmodium exhibits acentric, closed spindle mitosis.

Keywords

Echinostelium Slime mold Light microscopy Mitosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Hinchee
    • 1
  • E. F. Haskins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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