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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Two types of frustular aberrations in cultures of Surirella ovalis Breb. have been observed. The first is a "notch deformity" occurring in approximately 0.1% of the population. It is produced by mechanical distortion where the cells are crowded. This deformity is passed to daughter cells in each successive vegetative division. The second type is characterized by the presence of one or more aberrant raphe canals crossing the valve face in various directions. It occurred only in cultures exposed to continuous light for two weeks. Little or no cell division occurred during this period. The raphe canal aberrations, which occurred in about 0.01% of the exposed population, may have resulted from abortive cell divisions. They were not observed to continue in later transfers of the exposed populations to normal growth conditions.

Publication Date

1964

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

71

Issue

1

First Page

51

Last Page

55

Copyright

© Copyright 1964 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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