Evidence of a Positive Membrane Potential and a Calcium Accumulation in Euglena Gracilis Z Mitochondria by in vivo Microelectrode Studies
Recently, the biotechnological interest in plant cells has increased considerably and immobilization processes have emerged as an important tool for increasing their longevity (3). The immobilization of Euglena gracilis Z cells in a calcium alginate gel exhibited the conservation of their cellular structures and functions (10). To explain such a behaviour, the role of the high external Ca2+ concentration is suspected. So, the ionic concentrations and mitochondrial membrane potential differences have been measured.
KeywordsElectrochemical Potential Ionic Probe Euglena Gracilis Biotechnological Interest Giant Mitochondrion
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