, Volume 99, Issue 3, pp 203–210

Viroplasm and large virus-like particles in the dinoflagellateGymnodinium uberrimum

  • Linda Sicko-Goad
  • G. Walker

DOI: 10.1007/BF01275735

Cite this article as:
Sicko-Goad, L. & Walker, G. Protoplasma (1979) 99: 203. doi:10.1007/BF01275735


Virus-like particles (VLPs) measuring 385±5 nm in diameter are described in the freshwater dinoflagellateGymnodinium uberrimum. The VLPs are found in association with, and “budding” from a vesicular viroplasmic area. A similar viroplasm was also found in a chrysophycean alga,Mallomonas sp. collected from the same general area in Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. The nature of these VLPs and their virogenic stroma, in these algae from the Laurentian Great Lakes are discussed in the present report.


Alga Dinoflagellate Gymnodinium Viroplasm Virus-like particles 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Sicko-Goad
    • 1
  • G. Walker
    • 2
  1. 1.Great Lakes Research DivisionThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Electron Microscopy Laboratory, Department of BiologyEastern Michigan UniversityYpsilanti

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