A finely granular sporoplasm is located in the extra-capsular space.
The iodinophilous vacuole is found in a developped sporoplasm (Figures 7 and 15).
1998), including the infective, rarely observed sporoplasm
stage (Anderson et al.
These data indicate that DAB-labeled catalase is initially restricted to the posterior vacuole, subsequently moves to the extruding polar tube during spore firing, appears on the outside of the discharged tube, and finally diffuses to the extracellular medium that bathes the discharged sporoplasms
After spore discharge, no detectable DAB activity was found in either the spore ghosts or the extruded sporoplasms
In this study, proteins were identified from the sporoplasms
discharged from spores of the microsporidian, Spraguea lophii.
After several minutes, most of the spores had discharged sporoplasms
that were attached to the cover glass surface.
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
The mucous gland domains of anglerfish skin are the most common sites where infective Spraguea spores activate and discharge their sporoplasms
. Mucus is a major activator of Spraguea spores and is a primary factor in effecting spore discharge (3).