[BPT04-P06] The cell dynamics of sexual reproduction in foraminifera Spirillina vivipara
Keywords:Foraminifera, Culture biology, Cell biology, Imaging
In this study, we observed cell dynamics of sexual reproduction in the foraminifer Spirillina vivipara. This species grows a tubular spirally shell with cytoplasmic growth. It is known that S. vivipara grows rapidly and changes generation rapidly enough to divide from the mother cell and become reproductive in a few days (Myers, 1936). In our observations, it was observed that the generation changes while repeating asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction in about 5 to 14 days, so in this study, we described cell dynamics of the sexual reproduction of S. vivipara in detail.