Genomic Exclusion: A Rapid Means for Inducing Homozygous Diploid Lines in Tetrahymena pyriformis, Syngen 1

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Science  03 Feb 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3762, pp. 575-577
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3762.575


Genomic exclusion is an abnormal form of conjugation occurring between cells with defective micronuclei and normal cells with diploid micronuclei. The progeny are heterocaryons; each cell has an old macronucleus but a new diploid micronucleus derived from one meiotic product of the normal mate. Such cells express genes found in the old macronucleus, are sexually mature, and can be specifically selected. When inbred, they give rise to lines genetically homozygous at all known loci.

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