Cell wall anchoring to cytoplasmic membrane of Candida albicans.


Journal Article

Cell wall ultrastructure of the opportunistic pathogenic yeast Candida albicans was investigated by stereoscopic freeze-etching technique. Three wall layers were distinguishable by this technique. No clear periplasmic space was evident. Bilayer membrane invaginations were extensive. The outermost regions of the membrane invaginations were lined with thin, spine-like fibrils, which extended into the cell wall. We suggest that the fibrils along the invaginations are involved in anchoring the cell wall to the membrane.

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Cited Authors

  • Hazen, KC; Hazen, BW; Allietta, MM

Published Date

  • January 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 125 / 2-3

Start / End Page

  • 143 - 147

PubMed ID

  • 7875561

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7875561

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1574-6968

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-1097

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0378-1097(94)00490-i


  • eng