Fungal lectin of Peltigera canina induces chemotropism of compatible Nostoc cells by constriction-relaxation pulses of cyanobiont cytoskeleton.

@article{Daz2011FungalLO,
  title={Fungal lectin of Peltigera canina induces chemotropism of compatible Nostoc cells by constriction-relaxation pulses of cyanobiont cytoskeleton.},
  author={Eva Maria D{\'i}az and Miguel Vicente-Manzanares and Mara Sacrist{\'a}n and Carlos Miguel Oliveira Vicente and M. -E. Legaz},
  journal={Plant signaling & behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 10},
  pages={1525-36}
}
A glycosylated arginase acting as a fungal lectin from Peltigera canina is able to produce recruitment of cyanobiont Nostoc cells and their adhesion to the hyphal surface. This implies that the cyanobiont would develop organelles to motility towards the chemoattractant. However when visualized by transmission electron microscopy, Nostoc cells recently isolated from P. canina thallus do not reveal any motile, superficial organelles, although their surface was covered by small spindles and… CONTINUE READING