Alissa Beckett

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Septal pores and associated structures have been studied in ascogenous hyphae, croziers and asci ofSordaria humana by means of electron microscopy of serial and random sections. Pores exhibit variable structures from relatively simple pore caps to complex swollen rims with associated membrane cisternae. The simple types are found at the base of the(More)
A detailed account of the ultrastructure and behaviour of the spindle pole body (SPB) of the entomophthoraceous fungusErynia neoaphidis is presented for the first time. The SPB consists of extranuclear (ENC) and intranuclear (INC) components. The ENC is a “saucepan-shaped” structure which lies in a pocket of the nuclear envelope. It is composed of a forked,(More)
An account of mitosis in the aphid-pathogenic, entomophthoraceous fungusErynia neoaphidis is presented. The mitotic apparatus is characterized by a closed, intranuclear, polarized spindle. Chromosomes are permanently attached by kinetochore microtubules (kcMTs) to the poles during mitosis. The spindle develops as the spindle pole bodies migrate and(More)
The ultrastructure of uredia, intercellular and intracellular hyphae ofUromyces viciae-fabae onVicia faba has been studied by scanning electron microscopy of frozen-hydrated material. Frozen-hydrated leaves will readily fracture and can be viewed on the cold stage of the microscope at liquid nitrogen temperatures for several hours without visible surface(More)
The Muller F element (4.2 Mb, ~80 protein-coding genes) is an unusual autosome of Drosophila melanogaster; it is mostly heterochromatic with a low recombination rate. To investigate how these properties impact the evolution of repeats and genes, we manually improved the sequence and annotated the genes on the D. erecta, D. mojavensis, and D. grimshawi F(More)
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