TABLE 4

Relationships between ascus differentiation and peroxisome biogenesis in wild-type, pex2-3, and pex2-3 suo strains

Visualization of peroxisomes
Ascus formationAnti-FOX2
StrainsParaphysaeCroziersGFP-SKL
pex2++++++++++
pex2-3
pex2-3 suo1-11±a
pex2-3 suo2-9
pex2-3 suo3-1εa
pex2-3 suo4-32±a
pex2-3 suo5-17±±
pex2-3 suo6-20±+b
pex2-3 suo6-11++++b
  • −, undetectable; ε, very rare; ± to +++, from very low to high amounts, respectively. These results reflect rough but reproducible estimates, not precise countings.

  • a Tiny bright spots.

  • b Heterogeneous shapes including giant structures rarely observed in the wild-type cells.