Histochemical and biochemical evidence for the presence of microbodies in Phytophthora palmivora Academic Article uri icon


  • Using the diaminobenzidine (DAB) reaction catalase activity could be demonstrated histochemically in cytoplasmic structures of Phytophthora palmivora bearing general ultrastructural features of microbodies. These socalled U-bodies sediment together with the catalase activity in Ficoll-Sorbitol-Sucrose gradients following prior purification by differential centrifugation.

publication date

  • 1975