When dividing cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae were exposed to the polysaccharide-binding dye Congo red, the walls and septa became sites of chitin accumulation. In addition, the cytoplasm showed many vesicles that were different from those accumulating in the growing bud and from the lytic vacuoles of the untreated yeasts. To obtain information about these membranous structures, living cells were observed under phase contrast and UV light microscopes. Furthermore, ultrathin sections of Congo red-treated cells were processed by cytochemical techniques to reveal the chitin areas. Observations suggest that the aberrant vesicles were involved in a secretory process, and that pre-assembled chitin was not among the components transported to the cell periphery.

Exocytosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae treated with Congo red

VANNINI, Gian Luigi;PANCALDI, Simonetta;POLI, Ferruccio;DALL'OLIO, Giuseppe
1987

Abstract

When dividing cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae were exposed to the polysaccharide-binding dye Congo red, the walls and septa became sites of chitin accumulation. In addition, the cytoplasm showed many vesicles that were different from those accumulating in the growing bud and from the lytic vacuoles of the untreated yeasts. To obtain information about these membranous structures, living cells were observed under phase contrast and UV light microscopes. Furthermore, ultrathin sections of Congo red-treated cells were processed by cytochemical techniques to reveal the chitin areas. Observations suggest that the aberrant vesicles were involved in a secretory process, and that pre-assembled chitin was not among the components transported to the cell periphery.
Vannini, Gian Luigi; Pancaldi, Simonetta; Poli, Ferruccio; Dall'Olio, Giuseppe
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