Protoplasma

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 125–130 | Cite as

Hypothetical origin of the particular membrane relationships inLabyrinthula

  • Hiltrud Schwab-Stey
  • Dieter Schwab
Article

Summary

An hypothesis is presented by which means the origin of the special membrane structures inLabyrinthula may be explained. It is postulated that the evaginations which are produced at the bothrosomes represent ectoplasmic pseudopodia which gradually encircle the cell so that, after selective membrane fusion, the cell is surrounded by its own pseudopodium. The cell maintains continuity with the pseudopodium over the bothrosomes. This hypothesis is supported by several light- and electronmicroscopic investigations.

Keywords

Membrane Structure Membrane Fusion Special Membrane Electronmicroscopic Investigation Selective Membrane 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiltrud Schwab-Stey
    • 1
  • Dieter Schwab
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachrichtung Anatomie im Fachbereich Theoretische Medizin der Universität des SaarlandesHomburg (Saar)Germany

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