Tetrahymena Ciliate Pendant Pendant [Ontogenie Science Jewelry]
Tetrahymena Ciliate Pendant Pendant [Ontogenie Science Jewelry]
Tetrahymena Ciliate Pendant Pendant [Ontogenie Science Jewelry]
Tetrahymena Ciliate Pendant Pendant [Ontogenie Science Jewelry]

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 3 cm long.

The pendant is 3D printed in solid sterling silver, bronze or brass and finished with a sterling silver, gold-plated silver or rose gold-plated silver anchor chain to match.


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