Gould, Sven B; Kraft, Lesleigh G. K.; van Dooren, Giel; Goodman, Christopher D; Ford, Kristina L; Cassin, Andrew M; Bacic , Antony; McFadden, Geoffrey I; Waller, Ross F
The pellicles of alveolates (ciliates, apicomplexans, and dinoflagellates) share a common organization, yet perform very divergent functions, including motility, host cell invasion, and armor. The alveolate pellicle consists of a system of flattened membrane sacs (alveoli, which are the defining feature of the group) below the plasma membrane that is supported by a membrane skeleton as well as a network of microtubules and other filamentous elements. We recently showed that a family of...[Show more]
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