Antigenic Differences in the Surfaces of Hyphae and Rhizoids in Allomyces

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Science  06 May 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3723, pp. 785-787
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3723.785


Immunofluorescent techniques have demonstrated a difference in surface components of hyphae and rhizoids of Allomyces macrogynus. An antigenic component detected on the rhizoidal surface may be present, but masked, in the hyphal-wall matrix material. The system also allows visualization of the hyphal wall during aging, when changes from a smooth to a fissured surface are noted, and differences in adsorptive properties occur.