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Arenas-Ocampol M.,CeProBi IPN. Carr. Yautepec Jojutla | Alamilla-Beltran L.,National Politecnic Institute | Vanegas-Espinoza P.E.,CeProBi IPN. Carr. Yautepec Jojutla | Camacho-Diaz B.H.,CeProBi IPN. Carr. Yautepec Jojutla | And 3 more authors.
International Agrophysics | Year: 2012

Inthiswork,morphologyofBetavulgarisL.cells permeabilized with 0.7 mM of Triton X-100® was evaluated using digital image processing and concepts of fractal dimension (perimeter- area relations). Important morphometric changes were found when the contact-time with chemical agent was increased. The size of cells decreased, the cells lost the roundness and their shape was more sinuous; this behaviour was a result of a probable shrinkage caused by the excess of exposure with the permeabili- zation agent. Morphology of B. vulgaris cells after permeabili- zation, exhibited a fractal nature since the slope of the ratio of the logarithm of the perimeter vs logarithm of the area was higher than unit. Fractal geometry of the cell morphology was affected as a re- sult of the exposure to Triton X-100®. Those changes can be attri- buted to the loss of turgor and structure of the cell wall. © 2012 Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences.

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