Tectin (secretion)

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Tectin is an organic substance secreted by certain ciliate protozoans.[1][2][3][4] Tectin may form an adhesive stalk, disc or other sticky secretion. Tectin may also form a gelatinous envelope or membrane enclosing some ciliates as a protective capsule or lorica. Tectin is also called pseudochitin. Granules or rods (called protrichocysts) in the pellicle of some ciliates are also thought to be involved in tectin secretion.

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  4. ^ Dovgal IV (2002). "Evolution, phylogeny and classification of Suctorea (Ciliophora)". Protistology 2 (4): 194–270.