tetrahymena

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tetrahymena

(ˌtɛtrəˈhaɪmənə)
n
(Zoology) an aquatic protozoan often used for genetic research
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Noun1.tetrahymena - relative of the paramecium; often used in genetics research
ciliate, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran - a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
genus Tetrahymena - protozoa having four membranous ciliary organelles
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Donor and recipient bacteria, previously grown in LuriaBertani broth for 5 h at 37[degrees]C, were mixed in equal numbers (109 CFU/mL) with or without T. thermophila strain SB1969 ([10.sup.5] cells/mL) in Page's amoeba saline for 24 h, as previously described (1).
While T. thermophila do not feel pain, they are capable of sensing chemoattractants and chemorepellents in their environment.
Our hypothesis was that all three of the nociceptin analogues would be chemorepellents in T. thermophila and that more highly charged nociceptin isoforms will have a lower E[C.sub.100] in behavioral assays than isoforms which carry a lesser charge.
Ten milliliters of T. thermophila culture was washed by centrifugation in a clinical centrifuge at high speed, and the pellet was reconstituted in 10 mL buffer.
Integration of a heterlogous nucleic acid into the .beta.-tubulin gene, BTU1, of a paclitaxel-sensitive T. thermophila mutant that possesses btu1-IK350M .beta.-tubulin allele allows screening for transformants using negative selection, as transformants have restored paclitaxel resistance.
Pero cuando Szostak decidio probar si las secuencias repetitivas descubiertas por Blackburn y Gall podrian actuar como telomeros en su experimento con Saccharomyces cerevisiae, los resultados fueron contundentes: los plasmidos lineares de la levadura -ensamblados a partir del vector y de los extremos telomericos del [ADN.sub.r] de T. thermophila - se replicaron de manera estable.
Utilizaron extractos de celulas de T. thermophila y primers o cebadores sinteticos constituidos por secuencias identicas a las presentes en los telomeros de celulas de levadura y deT.
If so, T. thermophila could find a place in the annals of science alongside other unknowns thrust into medical prominence, such as the bread mold that gave the world penicillin.
In T. thermophila, telomerase maintains telomeres at a stable length; this makes the microorganism immortal, or capable of dividing indefinitely.