Unusual crystalloids and aggregates of tubules in theLolium endophyte of ryegrass leaf sheaths

Abstract

Exceptionally well differentiated crystalloids and cylindrical aggregates of tubules were found in the mycelium of theLolium endophyte of ryegrass, particularly in leaf sheath tissue. Such plants are known to cause the symptoms of staggers in sheep. The crystalloids consisted of a parallel array of rod-like subunits spaced 12 nm apart. The individual tubules of the aggregates resembled ordinary microtubules but with thinner less densely stained walls.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01281780

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@article{Fineran2005UnusualCA, title={Unusual crystalloids and aggregates of tubules in theLolium endophyte of ryegrass leaf sheaths}, author={Brian A. Fineran and Ian C. Harvey and Manfred Ingerfeld}, journal={Protoplasma}, year={2005}, volume={117}, pages={17-23} }