Characean charasome-complex and plasmalemma vesicle development

  title={Characean charasome-complex and plasmalemma vesicle development},
  author={William J. Lucas and Vincent R. Franceschi},
We report on an unusual phenomenon which occurs in some characean algae as a normal plasma membrane activity and also in association with charasome formation. The phenomenon of formation of coated invaginations of the plasma membrane was observed in twoChara and 6Nitella species. These invaginations are coated on their cytoplasmic surface, are 50–60 nm in diameter and rarely exceed 60 nm in length. They are abundant in the young cells ofChara andNitella and also occur in mature cells, but at a… CONTINUE READING