Allelopathy pp 407-427 | Cite as

Microscopy for Modeling of Cell–Cell Allelopathic Interactions

  • Victoria V. Roshchina
  • V. A. Yashin
  • Alexandra V. Yashina
  • M. V. Goltyaev
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Abstract

The application of various microscopy methods—from stereomicroscopy to luminescence microscopy, microspectrofluorimetry and laser-scanning confocal microscopy—has been considered as an approach to model the cell–cell contacts and interactions in allelopathy. It bases on the direct observations of both secretions released from allelopathic species and the interaction(s) with the cell acceptors as biosensors (unicellular plant generative and vegetative microspores). Special attention was paid to the interactions with pigmented and fluorescing components of the secretions released by the cell donors from allelopathically active plant species. Colored allelochemicals are considered as histochemical dyes for the analysis of cellular mechanisms at the allelopathic contacts.

Keywords

Fluorescence Spectrum Donor Cell Pollen Germination Allelopathic Interaction Optical Slice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victoria V. Roshchina
    • 1
  • V. A. Yashin
    • 1
  • Alexandra V. Yashina
    • 1
  • M. V. Goltyaev
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Cell Biophysics, RASPushchinoRussia

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