David J . Rawlins

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We have studied the F-actin network in cycling suspension culture cells of carrot (Daucus carota L.) using rhodaminyl lysine phallotoxin (RLP). In addition to conventional fixation with formaldehyde, we have used two different nonfixation methods before adding RLP: extracting cells in a stabilizing buffer; inducing transient pores in the plasma membrane(More)
To investigate the spatial relationship between the nucleus and the cortical division site, epidermal cells were selected in which the separation between these two areas is large. Avoiding enzyme treatment and air drying, Datura stramonium cells were labeled with antitubulin antibodies and the three-dimensional aspect of the cytoskeletons was reconstructed(More)
The three-dimensional (3D) organization of chromosomes of Crepis capillaris (2n = 6) has been investigated. Root tips were fixed, macerated with enzymes and gently separated without squashing. The cells were then stained with DAPI and optically sectioned under computer control. Sections were stored as video images and processed to remove noise and(More)
We investigated the three-dimensional (3D) arrangement of telomeres in structurally well preserved, interphase nuclei of Pisum stativum and Vicia faba root tips using in situ hybridization of a probe to telomeric sequences. The probe was labelled with either digoxygenin or biotin and hybridized sequences were detected by immunofluorescence.(More)
It is well established that the nucleolus is the site of transcription of the rRNA genes, of the post-transcriptional processing of the RNA, and of its assembly into pre-ribosomal particles, along with the 5 S rRNA (transcribed outside the nucleolus and imported into it), and the various ribosomal proteins, imported from the cytoplasm. The nucleolus(More)
The three-dimensional (3D) organization of rDNA-containing chromatin was studied in structurally well preserved, interphase nuclei ofPisum sativum root tips by in situ hybridization using a biotinylated cDNA probe to the 18, 5.8 and 25 S rDNA sequences. The probe was detected by immunofluorescence and optical section images recorded either by video imaging(More)
Spirogyra nucleoli were shown by three-dimensional optical microscopy of DAPI fluorescence to contain DNA with a pattern and distribution matching those of the fibrillar centres. This was confirmed using different species with nucleoli showing different sizes of fibrillar centre. Much lower levels of fluorescence were seen corresponding to the dense(More)
We have combined the use of three-dimensional (3-D) fluorescence microscopy and computer image processing of images with in-situ hybridization to analyse the 3-D organization of interphase nuclei in plants. In sections of root tips of Pisum sativum, using cDNA probes, we have shown that telomeres are arranged around the nuclear periphery and that the(More)
Isolated frog lens epithelia were stained with antibodies against tyrosinated, detyrosinated or acetylated alpha-tubulin and observed by several means including a scanning confocal microscope. The most prominent feature of Rana pipiens lens cells was a primary cilium close to the apical surface of the cells above the centrosome. This structure was(More)
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