Maturation of a Flagellum/Basal Body Requires More than One Cell Cycle in Algal Flagellates: Studies on Nephroselmis Olivacea (Prasinophyceae)

  • M. Melkonian
  • I. B. Reize
  • H. R. Preisig
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Abstract

Most algal flagellates bear two flagella per cell which differ from each other in size, structure and function (review: Moestrup 1982). In the green algae (Chlorophyta), however, most of the flagellated taxa bear structurally identical flagella (2,4 or rarely 8 per cell). But even in this group of algae recent evidence suggests that at least two flagella of a cell are functionally different, a prerequisite for essential behavioural responses like phototaxis (Kamiya et al. 1984; review: Melkonian et al. 1984).

Keywords

Starch Depression Stein Nism Chlorophyta 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Melkonian
    • 1
  • I. B. Reize
    • 1
  • H. R. Preisig
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Botanisches InstitutUniversität MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Systematische BotanikUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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