Received 3 November 1992. Accepted 21 May 1993.
THE CORTICAL MICROTUBULAR CYTOSKELETON OF OXYRRHIS MARINA (DINOPHYCEAE) OBSERVED WITH IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPY1
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Journal of Phycology
Volume 29, Issue 5, pages 642–649, October 1993
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Roberts, K. R., Rusche, M. L. and Taylor, F. J. R. (1993), THE CORTICAL MICROTUBULAR CYTOSKELETON OF OXYRRHIS MARINA (DINOPHYCEAE) OBSERVED WITH IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPY. Journal of Phycology, 29: 642–649. doi: 10.1111/j.0022-3646.1993.00642.x
We wish to acknowledge the assistance of Stephania Regard, Tammy Cormier, Heather Singleton, Robyn Younie, and the USL. Microscopy Center. This research was supported by NSE grant BSR 91-07043 to K.R.R and F.J.R.T.
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- Article first published online: 20 OCT 2004
- cytoskeleton: Dinophyceae;
- Oxyrrhis marina;
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.