SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • cytoskeleton: Dinophyceae;
  • immunofluorescence;
  • microtubules;
  • Oxyrrhis marina;
  • Pyrrophyta

ABSTRACT

The cortical microtubular cytoskeleton of Oxyrrhis marina Dujardin was investigated using indirect immunofluorescence and transmission electron microscopy. The cortical microtubular cytoskeleton is unlike that of other previously examined dinoflagellates because all cortical microtubules are oriented longitudinally and do not attach or abut tranverse microtubular arrays. This difference is considered along with other morphological and cytological variables as indicative of Oxyrrhis's phylogenetic position relative to the Dinophyceae.