Mitochondrial diameter, volume, numbers and concentrations in germline cysts

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Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Cox RT, Spradling AC. A Balbiani body and the fusome mediate mitochondrial inheritance during Drosophila oogenesis. Development. 2003 Apr130(8):1579-90. p.1583 table 1PubMed ID12620983
Method Immunostaining and fluorescence microscopy [confocal microscopy], live ovary imaging & electron microscopy. See notes beneath table
Comments P.1582 left column bottom paragraph: "Equal-sized daughter cells are produced that contain approximately the same number of mitochondria (Table 1). Mitochondria in the daughter stem cell elongate and re-associate with the fusome (Fig. 2E, left cell)." P.1582 right column 2nd paragraph: "Mitochondrial number increases about eightfold and mitochondrial volume rises 14- to 20-fold during cyst formation, compared with only a 3.6-fold gain in total cytoplasm (Table 1). Hence mitochondrial capacity approximately doubles prior to each mitosis, despite the cleavage-like cystocyte cell cycle. Mitochondrial growth must be regulated differently than total cytoplasmic volume."
Entered by Uri M
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