The Orias Lab has great news. Our paper describing the mating type locus of Tetrahymena has been accepted by PLOS Biology, pending formatting changes. We will have further details soon.
In honor of the occasion, attached is a list of primers to test mating type. Also attached is a list of the accession numbers for the mating type genes.
Thanks to all of you for your interest, support, and encouragement over the years that helped bring this project to fruition.