Particle ejection from the cytoproct of Tetrahymena.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Egestion of carmine particle-containing food vacuoles from the cytoproct of Tetrahymena pyriformis has been analyzed by high-speed cinemicrography. The vacuole may enter into position in the cytoproct approximately 7 sec before ejection, and forms a distinct bulge beyond the outline of the cell surface for over 2 sec prior to ejection. The ejection process itself requires 20-80 msec.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Blum, JJ; Greenside, H

Published Date

  • November 1, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 500 - 502

PubMed ID

  • 826621

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3921

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1550-7408.1976.tb03827.x


  • eng