Epigenetic Controls in Ciliates

Epigenetic controls in ciliates. Ciliates are protozoans with a unique characteristic: they possess two kinds of nucleus (this phenomenon is called nuclear dimorphism) a micronucleus used for inheritance, and a macronucleus, which controls the metabolism. On the division or reproduction of ciliates, the two nucleus are under several epigenetic controls.

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