Fungal Cell Biology
Images and video clips of fungal growth
from the laboratory of

Robert W. Roberson

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Click one of the following links to view a time-lapse video clip of hyphal growth in the fungus Allomyces macrogynus. (From McDaniel & Roberson, Fungal Genetics and Biology, in review)

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Click one of the following to view a real-time video clip of vesicle motility in the subapical cytoplasm of A. macrogynus. The focal plane in this clip is just beneath the plasma membrane and the hyphal tip is toward the top. Note that the vesicles commonly travel alongside mitochondria. (From McDaniel & Roberson, Fungal Genetics and Biology, in review)

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Click here to view a real-time video clip (184 KB) of a mitochondrion moving into the mass of mitochondria subtending the Spitzenkorper.
This clip (67 KB) of a rotating hyphal cell was constructed from data aquired through laser scanning confocal microscopy. The green structures are microtubules which were labeled with an antibody to alpha-tubulin . The yellow spots are areas of colocalization of both alpha and gamma tubulin (a protein found in microtubule organizing centers), and the blue objects are nuclei.
Click here to view an animation (467 KB) showing a dynamic array of microtubules emanating from the Spitzenkorper and vesicles being transported along them.
Click here to see zoosporogenesis in a sporangium of Allomyces labeled with FM4-64. From: Fisher, K.E., Lowry, D.S., Roberson, R.W. 2000. Cytoplasmic cleavage in zoosporangia of Allomyces macrogynus. Journal of Microscopy 198:260-270.


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