Injection tube differentiation in gun cells of a haptoglossa species which infects nematodes

@article{Beakes1998InjectionTD,
  title={Injection tube differentiation in gun cells of a haptoglossa species which infects nematodes},
  author={Beakes and Glockling},
  journal={Fungal genetics and biology : FG & B},
  year={1998},
  volume={24 1-2},
  pages={45-68}
}
The gun cells which develop from germinating cysts in Haptoglossa produce a specialized infection apparatus, the injection tube. Upon eversion this tube fires a missile-like projectile which penetrates the host cuticle and then forms an infective sporidium within the body cavity of the nematode host. The temporal assembly of this complex cell organelle has been determined by serial-section reconstructions of maturing gun cells in a previously undescribed Haptoglossa species. The differentiation… CONTINUE READING