Gametogenesis in planktonic foraminifera

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Science  28 May 1976:
Vol. 192, Issue 4242, pp. 890-892
DOI: 10.1126/science.946914


Gametogenesis in Globigerinella aequilateralis and Globigerinoides sacculifer in culture is preceded by sinking of the organism and loss of its spines. Hundreds of thousands of flagellated gametes, about 5 micrometers in diameter, are produced within the parent shell and released within a period of 13 hours.

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