Mapping the growth of fungal hyphae: orthogonal cell wall expansion during tip growth and the role of turgor.

@article{BartnickiGarca2000MappingTG,
  title={Mapping the growth of fungal hyphae: orthogonal cell wall expansion during tip growth and the role of turgor.},
  author={Salom{\'o}n Bartnicki-Garc{\'i}a and Charles E. Bracker and Gerhard Gierz and Rosamar{\'i}a L{\'o}pez-Franco and Hsiu-Feng Lu},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={2382-90}
}
By computer-enhanced videomicroscopy, we mapped the trajectory of external and internal cell surface markers in growing fungal hyphae to determine the pattern of cell wall expansion during apical growth. Carbon particles (India ink) were chosen as external markers for tip expansion of Rhizoctonia solani hyphae. Irregularities in the growing apical walls of R. solani served as internal markers. Marker movement was traced in captured frames from the videotaped sequences. External and internal… CONTINUE READING

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