Certain protozoa have often been the cellular animals of choice for research and teaching in the past 100 years. In 1926, Asa Schaeffer (20) placed "the amoeba" at the pinnacle for animals that serve as primary research tools, along with the dog and the frog. Paramecium (one or more of its species) and Euglena (one or more of its species) are other protozoa (the latter, also an alga) well-known and oft-employed in both teaching and research. In the past 40 years, however, another protozoan has gained prominence in research, equalling - even superseding - the three mentioned above. Its generic name: Tetrahymena.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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Bovee, Eugene C.
"Tetrahymena: Cell for All Seasons,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 16
, Article 10.
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