Gamete activity in mating strains of Chlamydomonas eugametos

James S. Richards, Milton R. Sommerfeld

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The gamete activity of compatible mating strains of the isogamous, heterothallic species Chlamydomonas eugametos was investigated. Gamete activity was optimum within 4 h after flooding of agar slants and was maintained over a 24-h period. When male and female mating strains were mixed in proportions of 1:4, 2:3, 1:1, 3:2, and 4:1, the results based on zygote yield, indicated the strains exhibited different degrees of gamete activity. The male strain consistently showed less gamete activity than the female strain in a variety of culture conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1974


  • Chlamydomonas Mating
  • Chlamydomonas eugametos
  • Gamete Activity
  • Gametogenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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