publication . Article . 1968

the development of flagella in swarm cells of the myxomycete physarum flavicomum

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  • Published: 01 Feb 1968 Journal: Journal of General Microbiology, volume 50, pages 217-222 (issn: 0022-1287, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Microbiology Society
SUMMARY: Myxamoebae of Physarum flavicomum and the stages of their development of flagella during transformation into biflagellate swarm cells were examined with the electron microscope. Fixation was with glutaraldehyde osmium. The flagellation process was similar to that reported in other systems, involving budding of the basal body into a primary flagellar vesicle which then forms the flagella sheath. Two basal bodies are present in the myxamoeba prior to flagellum development; other morphological features of myxamoebae and swarm cells, including systems of microtubules, are described. Mitochondria of both stages contain a dense core, flagella exhibit the typi...
free text keywords: Microbiology, Basal body, Flagellum, Axoneme, Vesicle, Biology, Swarm behaviour, Cell biology, Microtubule, Electron microscope, law.invention, law, Budding
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