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nuclei, separate from and additional to the main nucleus of a cell, produced during the telophase of mitosis or meiosis by lagging chromosomes or chromosome fragments derived from spontaneous or experimentally induced chromosomal structural changes. This concept also includes the smaller, reproductive nuclei found in multinucleate protozoans.

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having two or more nucleus... is it better?

Stentor has upward of 6 macronuclei and numerous micronuclei....Vance Tartar often voiced the view that this multinoded form was advantageous for more efficiently controlling the many actiivties of this cell (over 800 micrometers long!) and also ...

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by David Lennartz
Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: having two or more nucleus... is it better?
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