Journal article

Microtubule-like structures in the growing plastids or chloroplasts of two algae.

JD Pickett-Heaps

Planta | Published : 1968


During oogenesis in Chara fibrosa, and in the enlarging, young daughter coenobia of Volvox spec., microtubule-like structures were found in growing plastids. These were appreciably bigger than the usual 240 Å cytoplasmic microtubules, measuring about 320 Å in diameter; a helical or banded organisation in the wall of these tubules was also evident. The tubules were generally present in greatest numbers when the plastids were elongating or enlarging.

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