The polar ring of coccidian sporozoites: a unique microtubule-organizing centre.

@article{Russell1984ThePR,
  title={The polar ring of coccidian sporozoites: a unique microtubule-organizing centre.},
  author={David G Russell and Roy G. Burns},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  year={1984},
  volume={65},
  pages={193-207}
}
The infective stages, or 'zoites, of coccidian parasites possess an organized network of spirally arranged microtubules that closely follow the helical body shape of these vermiform cells. These subpellicular microtubules are anchored anteriorly by insertion into a highly structured circular microtubule-organizing centre (MTOC) known as the polar ring. This MTOC has been examined both in situ and in isolated, critical-point-dried whole cytoskeletons. The 24 microtubules attach laterally to the… CONTINUE READING

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These subpellicular microtubules are anchored anteriorly by insertion into a highly structured circular microtubule - organizing centre ( MTOC ) known as the polar ring .
These subpellicular microtubules are anchored anteriorly by insertion into a highly structured circular microtubule - organizing centre ( MTOC ) known as the polar ring .
This MTOC has been examined both in situ and in isolated , critical - point - dried whole cytoskeletons .
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