Fine structure of lipotubuloids (elaioplasts) in Ornithogalum umbellatum in the course of their development

M. Kwiatkowska

Abstract


Among the most important changes in the fine structure of lipotubuloids, observed in the course of their development cycle, belong: 1) the appearance in ageing lipotubuloids of autolytic vacuoles, in which hydrolytic enzymes are present; 2) the disappearance of the microtubules forming a network and interconnecting the osmiophilic granules, which precedes the dispersion of these granules agglomerated in lipotubuloids.

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