Reference : Fate of the nucleolar vacuole during resumption of cell cycle in pea cotyledonary buds
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Life sciences : Phytobiology (plant sciences, forestry, mycology...)
Fate of the nucleolar vacuole during resumption of cell cycle in pea cotyledonary buds
Jennane, A. [> > > >]
Thiry, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la vie > Biologie cellulaire >]
Diouri, M. [> > > >]
Goessens, Guy mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Services généraux (Faculté des sciences) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Sciences) >]
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[en] Pisum sativum ; nucleolus ; nucleolar vacuole
[en] Meristematic cells of pea cotyledonary buds blocked in G(0-1) state contain a small nucleolus with a large central clear area surrounded by a fibrillar rim. The nucleolar structure varies according to the cell cycle from the G(0-1)-blocked state until the first mitoses occurring between 24 and 27 h after removal of the main stem. In order to better identify and understand the role of the central area in the nucleolar function, its content was investigated by cytochemical and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-immunogold methods. The central area showed the characteristics of a vacuole commonly constituted of the condensed chromatin, ribonucleoprotein granules, and lack of argyrophilic proteins. 3 h alter decapitation, a thickening of the fibrillar rim occurred, accompanied by an increase of granules in the vacuole. After 6 h, the unique vacuole broke up into two to four small vacuoles in which the granules are more abundant. After 12 h the nucleolus acquired compact structure with few minute vacuoles dispersed over the fibrillar component. During the whole cell cycle, the condensed chromatin is always observed in the vacuole. Our findings suggest that the appearance of the vacuoles is subsequent to the output of preribosomes from nucleolus. These vacuoles might play a role in condensation and decondensation of the chromatin.

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