The conditions for in vitro dissociation and reassembly of the cell wall of Chlamydomonas reinhardi have been investigated. The cell wall dissociates in aqueous 8 M lithium chloride to two homogeneous components (6.8 S20w and 9.3 S20w)and dialysis of the cell wall subunits against water causes reassembly of a product having the same overall morphology and chemically similar to the original cell walls. Cell wall subunits in 8 M lithium chloride alone do not reassemble on dialysis against water to form cell walls but a nucleation centre has to be provided.
KeywordsChloride Cell Wall Lithium Chlamydomonas Original Cell
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