Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146595
Title:
Life History of Volvocine Algae
Author:
Vinikoor, Conner Reid
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The evolution of somatic cells is a key aspect in the evolution of single to multicellular life forms. Our model is based on an empirically tested model of the growth of unicellular Chlamydomonas algae and a suggestion by Koufopanou (1994) that the basic mechanism underlying Chlamydomonas growth and reproduction may better explain the diversity of more complex volvocine algae morphologies. Six strains of Pleodorina starrii investigated in terms of the parameters of the model, yielded data for the proportion somatic (p) at various cell number sizes.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleLife History of Volvocine Algaeen_US
dc.creatorVinikoor, Conner Reiden_US
dc.contributor.authorVinikoor, Conner Reiden_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe evolution of somatic cells is a key aspect in the evolution of single to multicellular life forms. Our model is based on an empirically tested model of the growth of unicellular Chlamydomonas algae and a suggestion by Koufopanou (1994) that the basic mechanism underlying Chlamydomonas growth and reproduction may better explain the diversity of more complex volvocine algae morphologies. Six strains of Pleodorina starrii investigated in terms of the parameters of the model, yielded data for the proportion somatic (p) at various cell number sizes.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMolecular and Cellular Biologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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