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Mark O. Martin

Dear PW: When I was a graduate student (mumbledy mumbledy years ago), there was an emeritus professor down the hall named Arthur Giese. I adored the gentleman, who told the most fascinating stories about protists. His favorite was the pink-tinged Blepharisma. He talked about "operating" on them with drawn out glass needles, about their cytotoxin, and even how they would produce giant cannibalistic morphotypes. What's not to love?

Hmmm. The "cytotoxin" reminds me of Caedibacter's association with the "killer" phenotype of R-body bearing Paramecium. Hmmm. I need to have enough money (lottery, anyone?) to found the Mark Martin Institute of Overlooked Studies!

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