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The spore of the unicellular organism Nephridiophaga blattellae: ultrastructure and substances of the spore wall

@article{Radek2002TheSO,
  title={The spore of the unicellular organism Nephridiophaga blattellae: ultrastructure and substances of the spore wall},
  author={R. Radek and G. Klein and V. Storch},
  journal={Acta Protozoologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={41}
}
  • R. Radek, G. Klein, V. Storch
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Acta Protozoologica
  • Summary. Since many aspects of nephridiophagids are still unknown, we investigated their most typical life cycle stage, the spore, using different light and electron microscopic techniques. Cytochemical and fluorescence labelling seemed to indicate the presence of chitin, protein, and calcium as components of the spore wall. Organic solvents, alone or in combination with proteases and chitinases, influenced the staining properties. This led to the assumption that hydrophobic substances at the… CONTINUE READING
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