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  • noun relative of the paramecium; often used in genetics research


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  • A soluble factor that influences mating in tetrahymena called factor active in conjugation (FAC) has been identified.

    2010 April - Telic Thoughts 2010

  • In the experiment, FAC was removed by washing the co-stimulated tetrahymena and resuspending them in fresh media.

    2010 April - Telic Thoughts 2010

  • Next, she and Jack Szostak performed an experiment showing that telomeres from one species, a pond-dwelling single-celled organism called tetrahymena, could protect DNA molecules, or mini-chromosomes, from a very distant organism, yeast.

    The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Speed Read 2009

  • The implications that the whole machinery was conserved across kingdoms; that was obvious as soon as we saw that the tetrahymena telomeres worked in yeast.

    Jack W. Szostak - Interview 2009


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