Current Microbiology

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 33–35 | Cite as

Trehalase expression during the germination of three resting stages of the dictyosteliaceae

  • L. S. Tisa
  • D. A. Cotter


Three resting stages (spores, microcysts, and macrocysts) of the Dictyosteliaceae were found to possess low levels of trehalase activity. A significant increase in the activity of trehalase was detected upon germination. The increase in activity appeared to be dependent on protein synthesis.


Trehalose Dictyostelium Discoideum Streptomycin Sulfate Spore Wall Current Microbiology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. S. Tisa
    • 1
  • D. A. Cotter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada

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