Parasitology Research

, Volume 79, Issue 5, pp 439–440 | Cite as

Detection of chitin in spores ofMyxobolus muelleri andM. subepithelialis (Myxosporea, Myxozoa)

  • Julius Lukeš
  • Petr Volf
  • Jiří Lom
Short Communications


These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. Arroyo-Begovich A, Carabez-Trejo A (1982) Location of chitin in the cyst wall ofEntamoeba invadens with colloidal gold tracers. J Parasitol 68:253–258PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Bussers J-C, Jeniaux C (1974) Recherches de la chitine dans les productions metaplasmiques de quelques cilies. Protistogica 10:43–46Google Scholar
  3. Goldstein IW, Hammarstrom S, Sundblad G (1975) Precipitation and carbohydrate-binding specificity studies on wheat germ agglutinin. Biochim Biophys Acta 405:53–61PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Greco N, Bussers J-C, Daele Y van, Goffinet G (1990) Ultrastructural localization of chitin in the cystic wall ofEuplotes muscicola Kahl (Ciliata, Hypotrichia). Eur J Protistol 26:75–80Google Scholar
  5. Lukeš J, Volf P, Lom J (1992) Detection of chitin in the spores of various Myxosporea. Folia Parasitol (Praha) 39:191Google Scholar
  6. Moore SA (1990) Cell size specific binding of the fluorescent dye calcofluor to budding yeast. Biochim Biophys Acta 1035:206–213PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. Mulisch M, Hausmann K (1989) Localization of chitin on ultrathin sections of cysts of two ciliated protozoa,Blepharisma undulans andPseudomicrothorax dubius, using colloidal gold conjugated wheat germ agglutinin. Protoplasma 152:77–86Google Scholar
  8. Ortega-Barria E, Ward HD, Evans JE, Pereira MEA (1990)N-Acetyl-d-glucosamine is present in cysts and trophozoites ofGiardia lamblia and serves as receptor for wheatgerm agglutinin. Mol Biochem Parasitol 43:151–166PubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. Roth J, Heitz PU (1989) Immunolabelling with the protein A gold technique: an overview. Ultrastruct Pathol 13:467–484PubMedGoogle Scholar
  10. Vávra J (1967) Hydrolyse enzymatique des spores de microsporidies. J Protozool 14:205Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julius Lukeš
    • 1
  • Petr Volf
    • 2
  • Jiří Lom
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ParasitologyCzech Academy of SciencesČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of ParasitologyCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

Personalised recommendations