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Reverse Fountain Cytoplasmic Streaming in Rhizopus Oryzae

Abstract The intracellular motility seen in the cytoplasm of angiosperm plant pollen tubes is known as reverse fountain cytoplasmic streaming (i.e., cyclosis). This effect occurs when organelles move anterograde along the cortex of the cell and retrograde down the center of the cell. The result is a displacement of cytoplasmic volume causing a cyclic motion of organelles and bulk liquid. Visually, the organelles appear to be traveling in a backwards fountain hence the name. The use of light microscopy bioimaging in this study has documented reverse fountain cytoplasmic streaming for the first time in fungal hyphae of Rhizopus oryzae and other members in the order Mucorales (Mucoromycota). This is a unique characteristic of the mucoralean fungi, with... (more)
Created Date 2020
Contributor Shange, Phakade Mdima (Author) / Roberson, Robert W (Advisor) / Gile, Gillian (Committee member) / Baluch, Debra (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biology / Cell Biology / Fungi / Molecular / Mucoromycotina / Rhizopus oryzae / Taxonomy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 52 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Molecular and Cellular Biology 2020
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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