Ultrastructure of conidiogenesis and appendage ontogeny in the coelomycete Bartalinia robillardoides

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Author(s)

  • M. K M Wong
  • E. B G Jones
  • M. A. Abdel-Wahab
  • D. W T Au
  • L. L P Vrijmoed

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1083-1090
Journal / PublicationCanadian Journal of Botany
Volume81
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003

Abstract

Conidiogenesis and conidial appendage ontogeny of the coelomycete Bartalinia robillardoides Tassi was studied at the light microscope, scanning electron microscope, and transmission electron microscope levels. Conidiogenesis in B. robillardoides is holoblastic. Appendage ontogeny begins as a cellular outgrowth of the apical and the basal cells of the young conidium, the former developing prior to the basal appendage. Conidia detach from the conidiogenous cells schizolytically. Mature conidial cell walls comprise two layers: an outer electron-dense layer, 30-38 nm, and an inner less electron-dense layer, 100-125 nm. The apical appendages arise from an outgrowth of the apical cell, which then branches to form the appendages. The single basal appendage arises from the junction between the basal cell of the conidium and the conidiogenous cell prior to conidial detachment from the conidiogenous cell, as an outgrowth of the conidial cell wall. Conidial appendage ontogeny is compared with those of other coelomycetes.

Research Area(s)

  • Annellidic, Appendage ontogeny, Coelomycetes, Holoblastic

Citation Format(s)

Ultrastructure of conidiogenesis and appendage ontogeny in the coelomycete Bartalinia robillardoides. / Wong, M. K M; Jones, E. B G; Abdel-Wahab, M. A. et al.
In: Canadian Journal of Botany, Vol. 81, No. 11, 11.2003, p. 1083-1090.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review