Not Pacman - a bursting spore of the arbuscular mycorrhiza fungus Rhizophagus irregularis - releasing oil droplets. Picture: Ruth Le Fevre
A plant-microbe synapse. A wild tobacco root colonized by mycorrhiza fungi which form extensively proliferating tree-like structures engulfed inside plant cells where they offer phosphate and request carbohydrates. This plant expresses a green fluorescently labelled protein which seems to accumulate at these plant-microbe interfaces. Picture: Temur Yunusov
Infection fireball…Phytophthora palmivora spore droplet on a leaf with outgrowing red fluorescent hyphae
Is this a cool image or what? To find out more, check Figure 3 of Schornack et al. Plant Journal (2009).
Movement of the symplast in living Phytophthora palmivora hyphae and haustoria. Stack over time of fluorescent endoplasmic reticulum labelled oomycete inside a Nicotiana leaf. Intracellular streaming seems to occur in hyphae and digit-like haustoria.
Phytophthora palmivora sporangia ejecting zoospores. The image uses fluorescently labelled zoospores and is time colored (Blue: old; yellow: young) which shows that first the spores where inside the sporangium (blue) and then get ejected (yellow). Below are the same structures in the light.
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The oomycete Phytophthora infestans colonising a leaf and sporulating at the surface.