Sporangiospore-to-yeast conversion: Model for morphogenesis

  • C.O Omoifo
Keywords: Mucor circinelloides, conversion model, synthetic broth, sporangiospores, anamorphs, yeast cells.

Abstract

This report reviewed the specific characteristics of

 

Mucor circinelloides in solid cultures and its capacity for multiple anamorphic expressions in synthetic broth, including holoblastic, holothallic, enterothallic conidia, and vesicular conidia head group as well as yeast cells. Attempt was made to show that the sequence of events in the conversion process, with inherent cytosolic nucleation and protoplast formation, to terminal budding yeast cell would serve as a model for studying morphogenetic transformation in the fungi.

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