heterophagosome

heterophagosome

 [het″er-o-fag´o-som]
an intracytoplasmic vacuole formed by phagocytosis or pinocytosis, which becomes fused with a lysosome, subjecting its contents to enzymatic digestion.

heterophagosome

/het·ero·phago·some/ (-fag´o-sōm) an intracytoplasmic vacuole formed by phagocytosis or pinocytosis, which becomes fused with a lysosome, subjecting its contents to enzymatic digestion.

heterophagosome

an intracytoplasmic vacuole formed by phagocytosis or pinocytosis, which becomes fused with a lysosome, subjecting its contents to enzymatic digestion.
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The intracellular digestive process in shallow-water bivalves was described by Owen (1972), and begins with food uptake at the apical region through endocytosis, followed by merger with membrane-bound heterophagosomes (2 [micro]m in diameter).
Each pellet was collected to determine the metal concentrations in the membranes, nuclei, "boules" (which are considered as heterolysosomes and heterophagosomes involved in intracellular digestion of cephalopods [Boucaud-Camou 1976, Boucaud-Camou & Yim 1980]) and brown bodies fraction, the mitochondrial and lysosomal fraction, and the microsomal fraction.