Orias E, Singh D, Meyer E. Genetics and Epigenetics of Mating Type Determination in Paramecium and Tetrahymena. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2017;71:133-156 pubmed publisher
..Here we review the recent molecular advances and some remaining unsolved questions and discuss the possible implications of these diverse mechanisms for inbreeding/outbreeding balance regulation. ..
Carradec Q, GÃ¶tz U, Arnaiz O, Pouch J, Simon M, Meyer E, et al
. Primary and secondary siRNA synthesis triggered by RNAs from food bacteria in the ciliate Paramecium tetraurelia. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015;43:1818-33 pubmed publisher
..We further provide evidence that the Paramecium RNAi machinery also processes single-stranded RNAs from its bacterial food, broadening the possible natural functions of exogenously induced RNAi in this organism. ..
Guérin F, Arnaiz O, Boggetto N, Denby Wilkes C, Meyer E, Sperling L, et al
. Flow cytometry sorting of nuclei enables the first global characterization of Paramecium germline DNA and transposable elements. BMC Genomics. 2017;18:327 pubmed publisher
..We identified 61 germline transposable elements including the first Paramecium retrotransposons. This approach paves the way to sequence the germline genomes of P. aurelia sibling species for future comparative genomic studies. ..
Arnaiz O, Goût J, Bétermier M, Bouhouche K, Cohen J, Duret L, et al
. Gene expression in a paleopolyploid: a transcriptome resource for the ciliate Paramecium tetraurelia. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:547 pubmed publisher
..The most recent WGD, with 51% of pre-duplication genes still in 2 copies, provides a snapshot of a phase of rapid gene loss that is not accessible in more ancient polyploids such as yeast...