Archiv für Mikrobiologie

, Volume 93, Issue 4, pp 359–362 | Cite as

A note on the fine structure of the Ochromonas danica “tail”

  • S. Aaronson
  • U. Behrens
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The fine structure of the Ochromonas danica “tail” is detailed. The microtubules, microtubule anchoring structures, posterior swelling, surface vesicles, and in some instances cup shape of the tail end are described and used to explain the behavior of the organism when attached to surfaces.


Fine Structure Surface Vesicle Anchor Structure Microtubule Anchor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Aaronson
    • 1
  • U. Behrens
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology Department, Queens CollegeCity University of New YorkFlushing

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