mesosome

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mesosome

 [mes´o-sōm]
an invagination of the bacterial cell membrane. Various mesosomes are associated with DNA replication, cell secretion, and electron transport.

mes·o·some

(mes'ō-som),
A convoluted membranous body formed by involution of the plasma membranes of certain bacteria; it functions in cellular respiration and septum formation.
[meso + G. soma, body]

mesosome

/meso·some/ (mez´o-sōm) an invagination of the bacterial cell membrane, forming organelles thought to be the site of cytochrome enzymes and the enzymes of oxidative phosphorylation and the citric acid cycle.

mesosome

The name given to folded invaginations of the plasma membrane of bacteria, caused by fixation prior to examining them by electron microscopy; now of historic interest only.

mes·o·some

(mez'ō-som)
A convoluted membranous body formed by involution of the plasma membranes of certain bacteria; functions in cellular respiration and septum formation.
[meso + G. soma, body]

mesosome

a structure formed in the cell membrane of bacteria by invagination.

mesosome

an invagination of the bacterial cell membrane, seen in fixed cells; the significance is unknown.
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