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In rapidly growing hyphae of Saprolegnia ferax, all nuclei contain arrays of kinetochore microtubules, which suggests that the nuclei are all in various phases of mitosis, with no apparent interphase. In prophase nuclei, kinetochore microtubules form a single, hemispherical array adjacent to the centrioles. This array separates into two similar arrays after(More)
The plasma membrane of tip-growing hyphae of the oomycete Saprolegnia ferax contains stretch-activated (SA) Ca(2+)-permeable and Ca(2+)-activated K+ ion channels. Patch clamp measurements on protoplasts derived from specific regions of hyphae demonstrated that SA channels were most abundant in the tip. Gadolinium (Gd3+) inhibited SA channel activity and(More)
Over time, the definition of prevention has expanded so that its meaning in the context of health services is now unclear. As risk factors are increasingly considered to be the equivalent of "diseases" for purposes of intervention, the concept of prevention has lost all practical meaning. This paper reviews the inconsistencies in its utility, and suggests(More)
The mitotic nuclear (equivalent to cell) cycle of the oomycete fungus, Saprolegnia ferax, was analysed by quantitative serial-section electron microscopy of hyphal nuclear populations synchronized by inhibition of DNA synthesis by fluorodeoxyuridine (FdUrd). Following telophase and karyokinesis, kinetochore mitrotubules persist into G1 stage as a single(More)
172 Light and Electron Microscope Studies on Jirovecia involuta sp. A Complementary Experimental Study of Cell Division in the Dinoflagellate Prorocentrum micans Hrabyeia xerkophora n. gen. n. sp., a New Microsporidian with Tailed Spores from the Oligochaete Nais christinae Kasparzak, 1973 Location of rDNA in the Heteromeric Macronucleus of Chilodo-nella(More)
Serial sections of mitotic spindles of the marine cryptophycean alga, Cryptomonas, were analysed to determine what types of microtubules they contained and which of these microtubules came close enough to each other (50 nm or less) for the commonly described crossbridging to be possible. Interpolar microtubules were rare (less than or equal to 1%) but from(More)
Aspects of the ultrastructure of mitotic nuclei of the fungus Uromyces phaseoli var. vignae are described from both intercellular hyphae in the cowpea host and infection structures induced to differentiate in vitro. The interphase nucleus-associated organelle (NAO) consists of two trilamellar acircular disks connceted by an osmiophilic bar. The intranuclear(More)