Margherita Raineri

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Cholinesterase activity has been investigated in Rotifera Bdelloidea (Philodina roseola, Philodina tubercolata, Rotaria rotatoria and other unidentified species) by histochemical methods andin vivo observations. Parallel histological studies have been carried out. The enzyme specificity was tested by employing different substrates and inhibitors. The(More)
The concept of chordates arose from the alliance between embryology and evolution in the second half of the nineteenth century, as a result of a theoretical elaboration on Kowalevsky’s discoveries about some fundamental similarities between the ontogeny of the lancelet, a putative primitive fish, and that of ascidians, then classified as molluscs. Carrying(More)
Membrane acetylcholinesterase activity is considered to be a marker for a cholinergic system. When temporarily expressed in differentiating cells other than the nervous or muscular ones, it may play a role in morphogenesis. In the lichenParmelia caperata (L.) Ach., acetylcholinesterase is histochemically localized mainly in the cell walls and/or membranes(More)
In the lichenParmelia caperata (L.) Ach. the distribution pattern of membrane-bound Ca2+ is investigated in the symbionts by chlorotetracycline (CTC)-induced fluorescence during the development of propagative structures, the soredia. The results demonstrate that Ca2+ accumulation in the alga and the fungus is associated with this morphogenetic process;(More)
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