Calcium binding and induction of conidiation in protoplasts of Penicillium cyclopium

Abstract

Cell wall-free protoplasts of P. cyclopium could regenerate a cell wall and form mycelia in liquid culture with high rates of viability. When calcium was added to the medium, protoplasts displayed biphasic accumulation with an immediate metabolism-independent adsorption phase, followed by slow metabolism-dependent uptake. Exposure of the protoplasts to Ca2… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00400335

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