Tatyana A. Klochkova, Min Seok Kwak, Gwang Hoon Kim,
Algae 2016; 31(4): 379-390.
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When a multinucleate cell of Bryopsis plumosa was collapsed by a physical wounding, the extruded protoplasm aggregated into numerous protoplasmic masses in sea water. A polysaccharide envelope which initially covered the protoplasmic mass was peeled off when a cell membrane developed on the surface of protoplast in 12 h after the wounding.
It’s the T-1000 of algae! 🙂
Click and read the whole article….great pics too!!
In a nutshell, ripping off their cell wall by preventing the creation of ergosterols isn’t necessarily an impediment.
After reading, I even wonder if they could fabricate a cell wall based on other sterols or otherwise work around this disturbance?