Biology Faculty Research

Title

Developmental Cytology of the Genus Vaucheria III. Emergence, Settlement and Germination of the Mature Zoospore of v. Fontinalis (L.) Christensen

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 1975

Abstract

After septum formation and dissolution of the zoosporangial apex wall in Vaucheria fontinalis (L.) Christensen, a multi-flagellated zoospore is released and remains motile for a few hours. Settlement of the zoospore occurs with flagellar retraction, after which a cell wall is formed by peripheral vesicles. Subsequent germination initiates polarity and the development of vegetative filament growth.

Publication Title

Phycological Journal

Volume

10

First Page

49

Last Page

56