Ultrastructure ofCandida yeasts grown onn-alkanes
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- Osumi, M., Miwa, N., Teranishi, Y. et al. Arch. Microbiol. (1974) 99: 181. doi:10.1007/BF00696234
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Catalase activities of the cells growing onn-alkanes of various strains ofCandida yeasts wer markedly higher than those of the cells growing on glucose, ethanol or acetate. In connection with this, electron-microscopical studies revealed abundant appearance of specific microbodies having homogeneous matrix surrounded by single unit membrane in the hydrocarbon-growing cells. Localization of catalase activity in the microbodies, in addition to the mitochondria, was confirmed by cytochemical treatment of the cells with 3,3′-diaminobenzidine reagent.