1998), including the infective, rarely observed sporoplasm
stage (Anderson et al.
If the Lom and Vavra model is correct, the membrane of the extruded sporoplasm
may be derived from the extrusion apparatus and may therefore be reversed.
After spore discharge, no detectable DAB activity was found in either the spore ghosts or the extruded sporoplasms
The Western blots to Spraguea sporoplasm proteins indicated that, whether whole sporoplasm samples were tested, or only the sporoplasm outer membrane isolates, all four of these peptides were present.
The spores were activated to discharge their sporoplasms by a method described earlier (3).
The positioning of these proteins onto the sporoplasm surface suggests that the sporoplasm membrane at first faces the cytoplasm within the spore, but shifts to the outside during spore discharge.
In this study, proteins were identified from the sporoplasms discharged from spores of the microsporidian, Spraguea lophii.
This significant positive effect of cholesterol addition to the medium indicates that the sporoplasm
outer envelope may be devoid of cholesterol.
Nerve cell infections by Spraguea are thought to become established by the discharge of spores that introduce infective sporoplasm
into neuronal fibers near the skin surface.
With the completion of tube assembly (65-70 [[micro]meter]), membrane sacs emerged followed by a flow of sporoplasm
into the sacs.
seems, characteristically, to enter the sporoplasmic sac milliseconds after the emergence of the sac membrane from the tube tip.
indicate that the sporoplasms
cluster along mucin threads deposited onto