Abstract: The macronucleus (Ma) of Paramecium multimicronucleatum can be experimentally infected with bacteria of the species Holospora obtusa, a macronuclear-specific parasite of P. caudatum. However, usually all bacteria disappear from the nucleus within 1-2 days after infection. The results of infecting several different stocks of P. multimicronucleatum with several different isolates of H. obtusa from P. caudatum were studied during some days after infection to investigate this disappearance. Using light, fluorescence and electron microscopy at different stages of bacterial disappearance, it was shown that what we call "cleaning" of the nucleus is a fast and active process. P. multimicronucleatum can be infected with the infectious forms of H. obtusa within 2 h, but the majority of the bacteria were lost from the Ma by 10-19h. They were released from the host nucleus into the cytoplasm and then to the surrounding medium. At first, the infected Ma shortened and became almost roun...
|Autori interni:||FOKIN, SERGEY|
|Autori:||FOKIN S; SCHWEIKERT M; FUJISHIMA M|
|Titolo:||Recovery of the ciliate Paramecium multimicronucleatum following bacterial infection with Holospora obtusa|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ejop.2004.11.007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|