Date of Award
Master of Science
The Myxophyoeae or blue-green algae have been frequent subjects for cytological investigation since Schmitz (1879) first called attention to two regions in the protoplast. Since that publication the morphological and chemical nature of the genetic material and the mechanism of cell division in the Myxophyceae has been a controversial subject, The evidence that has been presented is, tor the most part, more voluminous than enlightening.
This investigation was undertaken in order to verify the methods and check the results obtained with the smear technique by Strickland (1948). Additional methods were also applied which might enable a more critical evaluation of the morphology or the chromatin elements.
Mullins, John Thomas, "A critical study of the chromosomes in two species of myxophyceae" (1957). Master's Theses. 915.