T hegewischi T. hyperangularis T. malaccensis T. pigmentosa T. pyriformis T. thermophila T. vorax Jump to: navigation, search Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Jump to: navigation, search Typical phyla Rhodophyta (red algae) Chromista Heterokontophyta (heterokonts) Haptophyta Cryptophyta (cryptomonads) Alveolates Dinoflagellata Apicomplexa Ciliophora (ciliates) Excavates Euglenozoa Percolozoa Metamonada Rhizaria Radiolaria Foraminifera Cercozoa Amoebozoa Choanozoa Many others; classification varies Protists are a heterogeneous group of living things, comprising those eukaryotes that are neither animals, plants... Classes & Subclasses Class Karyorelictea Class Heterotrichea (e. ... Typical orders Subclass Peniculia Peniculida Subclass Hymenostomatia Hymenostomatida Subclass Scuticociliatia Philasterida Pleuronematida Thigmotrichida Subclass Astomatia Astomatida Subclass Apostomatia Apostomatida Astomatophorida Pilisuctorida Subclass Peritrichia Sessilida Mobilida The Oligohymenophorea are a large class of ciliate protozoa. ... Typical families Suborder Tetrahymenina Curimostomatidae Tetrahymenidae Turaniellidae Glaucomidae Suborder Ophryoglenina Ichthyopthiriidae Ophryoglenidae The hymenostomes are an order of ciliate protozoa. ... Jump to: navigation, search In biology, the most commonly used definition of species was first coined by Ernst Mayr. ...
Tetrahymena are non-pathogenic free-living ciliateprotozoa. They are common in fresh-water aquatic habitats. Tetrahymena are pear-shaped and 30-100 μm in length, belonging among the hymenostomes and with cilia typical of that group. Most Tetrahymena thrive at temperatures of 18-22 degrees Celsius. Because of their short generation time and because they can be grown to high cell density in inexpensive defined media, they are ideal models for experimental biology and common subjects of scientific studies. The two most commonly used Tetrahymena species in biomedical researches are T. thermophila and T. pyriformis. Classes & Subclasses Class Karyorelictea Class Heterotrichea (e. ... Protozoa (in Greek protos = first and zoon = animal) are single-celled eukaryotes (organisms with nuclei) that show some characteristics usually associated with animals, most notably mobility and heterotrophy. ... Typical families Suborder Tetrahymenina Curimostomatidae Tetrahymenidae Turaniellidae Glaucomidae Suborder Ophryoglenina Ichthyopthiriidae Ophryoglenidae The hymenostomes are an order of ciliate protozoa. ... cross-section of two cilia, showing 9+2 structure A cilium (plural cilia) is a fine projection from a eukaryotic cell that constantly beats in one direction. ...
1. Methods in Cell Biology Volume 62: Tetrahymena thermophila, Edited by David J. Asai and James D. Forney. (2000). By Academic Press ISBN 0-12-544164-9
2. Collins, K. and Gorovsky, M.A. (2005). Tetrahymena thermophila Curr Biol.15: R317-8.
Tetrahymena (and most Ciliates) are remarkably advanced among unicellular eukaryotes: no cell reproduction in the haplophase; differentiation of somatic and germ line nuclei; binary fission in the face of highly specialized compound cell structures; conjugation in diplophase; and internal fertilization at conjugation.
The somatic ciliature in Tetrahymena is distributed throughout the cell and organized in a regular array of rows (or meridians) of ciliary units in the cell cortex [illustrated in ref. 2, p.180].
Hill,DL (1972): The Biochemistry and Physiology of Tetrahymena.
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