Polymorphism, cannibalism, epigenetics, and biological conflict: The many stories of Tetrahymena vorax – Part I

There are fascinating stories in biological systems and here is one I recently learnt thanks to the ASSETT program. https://tetrahymenaasset.vet.cornell.edu/science-modules/by-name/cannibalism-and-interspecific-predation/ Tetrahymena vorax is much larger than Tetrahymena thermophila. It also looks very different, swims more like a fish and very interestingly shows a great degree of polymorphisms in shape. As the resources in a growth…