tetrahymena

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Related to Tetrahymena thermophila: Tetrahymena pyriformis, Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense

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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Meet Tetrahymena thermophila, the organism with the most creative sex life I know of, with seven sexes.
Industrial media and fermentation processes for improved growth and protease production by Tetrahymena thermophila.
Shiga toxin as a bacterial defense against a eukaryotic predator, Tetrahymena thermophila.
As a single-celled Tetrahymena thermophila (yellow organism in the center), you must navigate a chaotic sea of predators, such as the large reddishbrown Euplotes (left) as you search for prey.
His work has spanned from characterizing the mating type locus of the Tetrahymena thermophila cell to the design of consumer electronics to organizational and innovation process design.
Ichthyophthirius multifilis and Tetrahymena thermophila tolerate glyphosate but not a commercial herbicidal formulation.
Blackburn y Joseph Gall, biologo de la Universidad de Yale iniciaron en 1975 su trabajo con Tetrahymena thermophila, protozoo ciliado que, a diferencia de otros organismos eucariotas, posee ademas de un micronucleo con los cromosomas normales, un macronucleo donde se encuentran cromosomas fragmentados en multiples segmentos pequenos de ADN con el mismo gen codificante para ARN ribosomal.