sexual reproduction of Tintinnids

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Bruce Taylor
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Pau wrote:Quote from Wikipedia:

"Asexual reproduction.
It is sometimes also used to describe reproduction modes in hermaphroditic species which can self-fertilize."
Looking at that Wikipedia article, I see their definition of autogamy is mainly applicable to metazoa. Ciliates are pretty weird, but are certainly not hermaphroditic! :D When I have a chance, I might add a few words about autogamy in protists.

(I think this thread has wandered too far from Franz's beautitul images. My apologies to everyone for the off-topic rambling.)

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