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The Dictyostelids

Series: Princeton Legacy Library

By: Kenneth Bryan Raper (Author)

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Jul 2014 | #215238 | ISBN-13: 9780691612553
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A reprint of a classical work in the Princeton Legacy Library. Originally published in 1984.

Kenneth Raper tells how dictyostelids are isolated, cultivated, and conserved in the laboratory; how myxamoebae aggregate to form multicellular pseudoplasmodia; how fructifications arise by transformation of amoeboid cells into stalk cells and spores; and how similar cells can, under certain conditions, enter a sexual phase. For each known dictyostelid Professor Raper includes a complete description and photographic illustrations; one new species is described.


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