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Tetrahymena thermophila

This new volume of Methods in Cell Biology looks at Tetrahymena thermophila, a model organism in experimental biology. Covering sections on Systems perspectives and Operating principles, chapters are written by experts in the field.

With cutting edge material, this comprehensive collection is intended to guide researchers of Tetrahymena thermophila for years to come.


Researchers and students in cell, molecular and developmental biology

Included in series
Methods in Cell Biology

Hardbound, 430 Pages

Published: March 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-385967-9


  • Part I: Introduction

    1. Perspectives on the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila
    2. Kathleen Collins

      Part II: Systems perspectives

    3. The life and times of Tetrahymena
    4. Denis H. Lynn and F. Paul Doerder

    5. Nuclear dualism.
    6. Kathleen M. Karrer

    7. Whole Genome Studies of Tetrahymena
    8. Robert S. Coyne, Nicholas A. Stover and Wei Miao

    9. From Molecules to Morphology: Cellular Organization of Tetrahymena thermophila
    10. Dorota Wloga and Joseph Frankel

    11. Conservation and innovation in Tetrahymena membrane traffic: proteins, lipids, and compartments
    12. Alejandro D. Nusblat, Lydia J. Bright, and Aaron P. Turkewitz

    13. Developmental progression of Tetrahymena through the cell cycle and conjugation

    14. Eric Cole and Toshiro Sugai

      Part III: Operating Principles

    15. Tetrahymena in the Laboratory: Strain Resources, Methods for Culture, Maintenance, and Storage
    16. Donna M. Cassidy-Hanley

    17. Natural populations and inbred strains of Tetrahymena
    18. F. Paul Doerder and Clifford Brunk

    19. Tetrahymena thermophila Genetics: Concepts and Applications
    20. Eduardo Orias

    21. Transformation and strain engineering of Tetrahymena
    22. Douglas L. Chalker

    23. Biochemical approaches including the design and use of strains expressing epitope-tagged proteins
    24. Mary T. Couvillion and Kathleen Collins

    25. Cytological Analysis of Tetrahymena thermophila
    26. Mark Winey, Alexander J. Stemm-Wolf, Thomas H Giddings Jr., and Chad G. Pearson

    27. Purification Of Tetrahymena Cytoskeletal Proteins
    28. Jerry E. Honts

    29. Behavioral Bioassays and their Uses in Tetrahymena.
    30. Todd M. Hennessey and Thomas J. Lampert

    31. Tetrahymena in the Classroom

    Joshua J. Smith, Emily A. Wiley, and Donna M. Cassidy-Hanley


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