Morphogenesis in giant-celled algae.

  title={Morphogenesis in giant-celled algae.},
  author={Ichiro Mine and Diedrik Menzel and Kazuo Okuda},
  journal={International review of cell and molecular biology},
The giant-celled algae, which consist of cells reaching millimeters in size, some even centimeters, exhibit unique cell architecture and physiological characteristics. Their cells display a variety of morphogenetic phenomena, that is, growth, division, differentiation, and reproductive cell formation, as well as wound-healing responses. Studies using immunofluorescence microscopy and pharmacological approaches have shown that microtubules and/or actin filaments are involved in many of these… CONTINUE READING