Publication Date

1983

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hanzely, Laszlo

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

LCSH

Protein biosynthesis||Botany--Embryology||Japanese morning glory

Abstract

The development of protein bodies in seed cotyledons of Japanese morning glory (Pharbitis nil) was examined using transmission electron microscopy combined with morphometry. In cotyledonary tissue that was examined 24 days after anthesis, cells were highly vacuolate with no evidence of protein deposition. By 25 days post-anthesis, dictyosomes and rough endoplasmic reticulum cisternae were prominent features of the cytoplasm, and vacuoles contained proteinaceous deposits. As the cells matured, proteinaceous material occupied most of the vacuolar volume. In addition, small protein bodies were observed within the cytoplasm. By 44 days post-anthesis, deposition of storage reserves was more or less complete. Our observations were consistent with the suggestion of previous investigators, that protein bodies form as a consequence of an accumulation of proteinaceous material within the vacuoles as well as via dictyosome derived vesicles.

Comments

Bibliography : pages 55-57.

Extent

vii, 57 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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