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Micronucleus, Germline

The smaller, reproductive, transcriptionally inert nucleus in the cells of ciliate protozoans, as distinguished from the larger, vegetative, transcriptionally active MACRONUCLEUS. Micronuclei participate in MEIOSIS and autogamy during GENETIC CONJUGATION.

Year introduced: 2005

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Tree Number(s): A11.284.430.106.575, A11.284.430.214.190.875.117.575

MeSH Unique ID: D048631

Entry Terms:

  • Germinal Micronucleus
  • Micronucleus, Germinal
  • Germline Micronucleus
  • Micronuclei, Germline
  • Germline Micronuclei

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