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Archiv für Mikrobiologie

, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 153–161 | Cite as

On the nature of bristles in Scenedesmus

  • Elena Marčenko
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Summary

The existence of bristles, the hair-like appendages in several species of the genus Scenedesmus has been confirmed.

The ultrastructure of bristles in Scenedesmus helveticus Arlet, Sc. acutus Meyen and Sc. acuminatus/Lagerh./Chodat has been studied by negative staining. While bristles of Sc. helveticus are composed of several microstrands with a regular pattern of cross-striation, the bristles of spineless species Sc. aculus and Sc. acuminatus seem to be composed only of individual microstrands.

These investigations of bristles suggest their protein composition.

Keywords

Scenedesmus Protein Composition Regular Pattern Negative Staining 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Marčenko
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  1. 1.Biology DepartmentRuđer Bošković InstituteZagrebYugoslavia

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