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.

Key Features

  • Covers sections on systems perspectives and operating principles
  • Chapters are written by experts in the field
  • Cutting-edge material, making this a truly comprehensive collection


Researchers and students in cell, molecular and developmental biology

Table of Contents

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


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