a marine Dinoflagellate

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Franz Neidl
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a marine Dinoflagellate

Post by Franz Neidl »

This is Polykrikos (kofoidii?), a marine dinoflagellate. It was 82 µm long.
You see the two kinds of flagellae and in the second picture even the chromosomes of the nuclei.
The form of the nucleus of the dinoflagellates is rather an exception in biology (almost always in mitosis; look in Internet under "those amazing dinoflagellate chromosomes").

Franz

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René
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Post by René »

Hi Franz, great images of a young cell! You can even see the nematocysts in the lower images, left of the chromosomes. That the DNA in dinos is permanently condensed is however not a permanent state of mitosis.

Best wishes, René

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