Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Sc ›› 2011, Vol. 2011 ›› Issue (6): 75-80,107.

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Ultrastructure of the microtubular cytoskeleton in Euplotes eurystomus(Hypotrichous, ciliophora)

SHENG Xin, LI Qi-li, ZHANG Xiao-cui, ZHAI Nan, GU Fu-kang   

  1. School of Life Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
  • Received:2010-08-01 Revised:2010-11-01 Online:2011-11-25 Published:2011-11-22

Abstract: Ultrastructure of the ciliature and cortical non-ciliated microtubular cytoskeleton in the Hypotrichous ciliate, Euplotes eurystomus were revealed using transmission election microscopy. The results show the former is consist of not only cilium and basal bodies but also their linking-fibrous, the basal body bracket, the associated microtubules and the fibrillar cirral basket; However, the latter is consist of the subpellicular microtubule layers, the microtubules in the subpellicular granular layer, the cytoplasmic microtubules and the microtubules in the cortical preiection-layers. These results offer some basic information for revealing the construction details of cortical microtubular cytoskeleton of hypotrichous ciliate in depth.

Key words: Euplotes eurystomus, microtubular cytoskeleton, ciliature microtubules, cortical non-ciliated microtubules, ultrastructure

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