Ultrastructure and Development of Anthracoidea Elynae Ustilospores

  • Marcel PARVU Department of Biology, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babes-Bolyai University, 42 Republicii Street, 400015 Cluj-Napoca (RO)
  • Alina Elena PARVU Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Victor Babes St., 400012 Cluj-Napoca (RO)
  • Constantin CRACIUN Babes-Bolyai University, Center for Electronic Microscopy, 5-7 Clinicilor Street, 400006 Cluj-Napoca (RO)
  • Lucian BARBU-TUDORAN Center for Electron Microscopy, Babes-Bolyai University, 5-7 Clinicilor Street, 400006 Cluj-Napoca (RO)
  • Mihai PUSCAS Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden, Babeș-Bolyai University, 400015 Cluj-Napoca (RO)


The aim of the study was to examine the ultrastructure of Anthracoidea elynae ustilospores isolated from Kobresia myosuroides (Vill.) Fiori plant ovaries, harvested in the Bucegi Mountains, Romania. Samples examination was performed using scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM) electron microscopy. The results showed that A. elynae ustilospores had a dynamic ultrastructure, because their three-layered cell wall, nucleus shape, lipid and glycogen accumulations in the cytoplasm changed at each developmental stage. In conclusion, according to the ultrastructural changes, A. elynae ustilospores development may be divided into three stages.


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PARVU, M., PARVU, A. E., CRACIUN, C., BARBU-TUDORAN, L., & PUSCAS, M. (1). Ultrastructure and Development of Anthracoidea Elynae Ustilospores. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 37(1), 41-44. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha3713092
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DOI: 10.15835/nbha3713092