Synchronous Division in Chlamydomonas moewusii

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Science  20 May 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3412, pp. 1528-1529
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3412.1528


Mass cultures of Chlamydomonas moewusii have been synchronized by means of light-dark shifts. Division of at least 91 percent of the population was made to occur in 1/24 of the life cycle of the cells. The advantages of working with synchronized cultures of obligate autotrophs are discussed.

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