Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 108, Issue 2, pp 145–148 | Cite as

Polyphosphate granules in encysted zoospores of Rozella allomycis

  • Steven H. Wool
  • Abraham A. Held
Article

Abstract

Methods of ultracytochemistry and of X-ray energy dispersive analysis have been used to demonstrate that the “gamma-like” granules in encysted zoospores of the chytrid Rozella allomycis contain polyphosphate. The possibility that cysts contain two classes of polyphosphate granules which differ in structure, in function, and in origin is discussed.

Key words

Cyst Gamma-like granule Multivesicular body Polyphosphate Rozella allomycis Zoospore 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven H. Wool
    • 1
    • 2
  • Abraham A. Held
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences, Herbert H. Lehman CollegeCUNYBronxUSA
  2. 2.Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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