Pit connections in Bangia fuscopurpurea

Milton R. Sommerfeld, George F. Leeper

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Abstract

The Bangia and Conchocelis-phases of Bangia fuscopurpurea were studied light and electron microscopically. Typical florideophycean algal pit connections were found in the Conchocelis-phase and were lacking in the Bangia-phase. Electron microscopy has revealed that these dumbell-shaped structures are membrane bound plugs continuous between adjacent cells. The presence of such entities in one stage of the life cycle of a bangiophycean alga, once thought to be unique to the higher red algal subclass Florideophycidae, indicates closer evolutionary ties between the two subclasses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalArchiv für Mikrobiologie
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1970

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Pit connections in Bangia fuscopurpurea. / Sommerfeld, Milton R.; Leeper, George F.

In: Archiv für Mikrobiologie, Vol. 73, No. 1, 03.1970, p. 55-60.

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Sommerfeld, MR & Leeper, GF 1970, 'Pit connections in Bangia fuscopurpurea', Archiv für Mikrobiologie, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 55-60. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00409951
Sommerfeld, Milton R. ; Leeper, George F. / Pit connections in Bangia fuscopurpurea. In: Archiv für Mikrobiologie. 1970 ; Vol. 73, No. 1. pp. 55-60.
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