1. relative of the paramecium; often used in genetics research
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  • Pick any eukaryotic species (say, the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila) — one cannot be certain that a member of that species shares common ancestry, from a discrete cell, with a member of any other eukaryotic species (say, Drosophila melanogaster). A Disclaimer for Behe?
  • 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
  • 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
  • The cells were fed with ciliates Tetrahymena pyriformis, which were axenically cultured in medium containing 1.0% proteose peptone supplemented with 0.1% yeast extract.
  • Thomas Cech and his group initially attributed the activity of their Tetrahymena RNA to a protein contaminant, and they only slowly succumbed to the weight of the accumulated data that argued for the RNA. Sidney Altman - Banquet Speech
  • In the experiment, FAC was removed by washing the co-stimulated tetrahymena and resuspending them in fresh media. 2010 April - Telic Thoughts
  • The first hint of a breakthrough came when Blackburn was studying chromosomes in a simple pond-dwelling organism called tetrahymena.
  • Nearly three decades ago, Szostak began to collaborate with Blackburn, looking at the tips of the chromosome of a single-celled, pond-dwelling organism called Tetrahymena.
  • When studying the chromosomes of Tetrahymena, a unicellular ciliate organism, she identified a DNA sequence that was repeated several times at the ends of the chromosomes. The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Press Release
  • To examine Tetrahymena RAD51 expression through the cell cycle, a synchronous population was obtained by centrifugal elutriation.
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