Tetrahymena Ciliate Pendant
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This intricate pendant is an interpretation of the single-celled, ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila. Tetrahymena is found in freshwater streams and lakes. It possesses two distinct nuclei, a smaller one that directs sexual reproduction and a larger one responsible for somatic growth, it is an interesting model organism for molecular biology. Tetrahymena can be easily genetically manipulated by transformation and gene knock-outs and thus is used extensively to determine gene function. Tetrahymena move with the aid of hundreds of cilia on their cell surface.
The pendant is 2 cm (0.8 inches) long.
The pendant is 3D printed in sterling silver or 14K gold plated brass, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch long sterling silver or gold plated silver chain*, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.
*While a 45 cm/18 inch fits most, other chain lengths are available. At checkout, write a note indicating your preference.