A study of lipid secretion from the lichen symbionts, ascomycetous fungus Myelochroa leucotyliza and green alga Trebouxia sp.

@article{ArakawaKobayashi2004ASO,
  title={A study of lipid secretion from the lichen symbionts, ascomycetous fungus Myelochroa leucotyliza and green alga Trebouxia sp.},
  author={Satoko Arakawa-Kobayashi and Toku Kanaseki},
  journal={Journal of structural biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={146 3},
  pages={401-15}
}
Lichens are symbionts of fungi and algae. Although wild fungi secrete lipids to form crystals, those grown in culture either alone or with algae do not secrete enough lipids to be crystallized. To investigate the mode of lipid secretion, we stimulated fungi cultured alone to form crystals. (1) The fungi had serpentine invaginations on the P-faces. These were formed as a consequence of secretory granule exocytosis. (2) Fungi cultured alone in normally used medium had on their P-faces… CONTINUE READING