Grafts and Transfer of Cell Constituents into the Giant Unicellular Alga Acetabularia

  • S. Bonotto
  • A. Lüttke
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 31)


The transfer of cell constituents into eukaryotic cells has been realized by nature long before the scientists had developed appropriate experimental procedures. For instance, chloroplasts occur within the cells of the digestive diverticula of the marine gastropod molluscs Elysia atroviridis (1,2), Tridachia crispata, Tridachiella diomedea and Placobranchus ianthobapsus (3, 4). Moreover, chloroplasts with stalked pyrenoids and mitochondria most probably belonging to a cryptomonad endosymbiont were found in the marine planktonic ciliate Mesodinium rubrum (5).


Cell Constituent Secondary Nucleus Graft Experiment Digestive Diverticulum Anucleate Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Bonotto
    • 1
  • A. Lüttke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiobiologyC.E.N.-S.C.K.MolBelgium

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