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Reproduction, Morphogenesis, Nuclear Processes, and Sexuality

  • Ralph Wichterman

Abstract

Binary fission—the common type of reproduction in paramecia that enables them to increase in number—is a distinctly asexual process in which one fully grown specimen divides into two daughters without leaving a parental corpse (Figure 7.1). Although binary fission is occasionally referred to as a simple, direct process, profound morphological and physiological changes occur. During the process, a complicated sequence of events takes place in organelle development in a precise, orderly manner.

Keywords

Mating Type Sibling Species Buccal Cavity Nuclear Process Nuclear Event 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Wichterman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Marine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA

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