Euglena that doesn’t swim

Euglena that doesn’t swim

2021年6月17日

Breeding Using Heavy Ion Beams to Obtain Non-swimmable Mutants


Normal properties except for swimming ability. Sink quickly due to non-swimming, expected to simplify recovery. (Joint research with RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science)

By creating a non-swimming mutant, we were able to capture
the cell division process over a period of more than two hours.

Sedimentation comparison between wild strain (WT) and non-swimmable strain (M-3ZFeL)
Wild strain of Euglena that can swim