J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1983, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (4): -.

• Research Articles •    

Study on Ultrastructure and Localization of Acid Phosphatase of Gastrodia elata Cortical Cells in Their Digestive Process of Armillaria mellea

Liu Cheng-yun, Zhang Xiu-sheng and Hsu Wei-ming   

Abstract: In order to study the mechanism of the digestive process of Armillaria mellea in Castrodia data, electron microscopy and cytochemical method for determination of acid phosphatase activity was employed. The provacuoles were formed by means of expanded or convoluted ER under the stimulation of cortical cells and large cells of Gastrodia data by Armillaria mellea. A product of acid phosphatase (lead phosphate deposits) occured on the tonoplast. The papillae were produced in the cell wall of cortex in Gastrodia data when Armillaria mellea penetrated into its cortex. Our results showed that the enzyme was not released from cell of Armillaria mellea. A number of small vacuoles in the cortical cells disappeared. At the same time, lead phosphate deposits on the Armillaria mellea hyphae wall were observed and than Armillaria mellea hyphae wall was going to be digested, and the hyphae lost their structure. The activity of Armillaria mellea hyphae was not observed in the large cell of Gastrodia data. A great deal of small vacuoles and mitochondria were produced, at the same time the renewable nuclei and nuclolar vacuoles etc. appeared in the large cells of Gastrodia data under the stimulation of Armillaria mellea.

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