Evidence for the involvement of surface carbohydrates in the recognition of Haematococcus pluvialis by the parasitic blastoclad Paraphysoderma sedebokerensis.

@article{Gutman2011EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the involvement of surface carbohydrates in the recognition of Haematococcus pluvialis by the parasitic blastoclad Paraphysoderma sedebokerensis.},
  author={Jenia Gutman and Aliza Zarka and Sammy Boussiba},
  journal={Fungal biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={115 8},
  pages={803-11}
}
The unicellular green alga Haematococcus pluvialis (Chlorophyta, Volvocales) is currently the best commercial source of the natural red ketocarotenoid astaxanthin. Paraphysoderma sedebokerensis (Blastocladiomycota), a parasitic blastoclad that is specific for this microalga, was recently isolated and identified in our laboratory. In this study, we investigated the recognition process between the parasite and H. pluvialis. Obligatory requirements for recognition were identified as an ion… CONTINUE READING