Archiv für Mikrobiologie

, Volume 63, Issue 2, pp 170–176 | Cite as

Vegetative cell structure in Anabaenopsis sp.

  • A. Peat
  • B. A. Whitton


A study was made of the morphology and ultrastructure of Anabaenopsis sp. With the aid of serial sections the 3 dimensional appearance of the cell was studied. The lamellae form an anastomosing network, but isolated pockets of cytoplasm completely surrounded by lamellae probably do not occur. Interesting structures in this organism include clusters of bodies about 30 mμ in diameter which lie between the plasma membrane and the I layer of the wall, and a well developed system of plasmadesm-like fibrils running between plasma membranes of adjacent cells across both I and M wall layers.


Plasma Membrane Fibril Vegetative Cell Serial Section Cell Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Peat
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. A. Whitton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of DurhamEngland
  2. 2.MRC Demyelinating Diseases UnitNewcastle upon Tyne 2England

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