asexual reproduction of Tintinnids

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Franz Neidl
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asexual reproduction of Tintinnids

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Ciliates can have an asexual or a sexual reproduction. The asexual reproduction is made by binary fission. I show you the binary fission of a big tinitinnid (Favella?). The new ciliate has to construct his one "house" (lorica). Good luck!

Franz

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Post by Pau »

GREAT SEQUENCE!!! :shock:
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Post by curt0909 »

Very good. How long did this division take?

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Post by Jean-marc »

Excellent,

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Post by Franz Neidl »

hello Curt and Pau,

picture Nr. 1 is from the same sample but from an other ciliate from the same species. The sequence (in the strict sense) is starting with the picture number 2 and was about 10 minutes lasting. (In such situations generally I am not able to look on my watch but I have to "fight" with my microscope and the camera. Mybe the sequence starting with picture Nr. 2 was lasting more than 10 minutes or was not so long).

Franz

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Exquisite!

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