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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

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.
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The proportion of mesosome and leucosome in metatexites is highly variable; the amount of leucosome sometimes prevails over the amount of mesosome.
Metatexites underwent only a partial segregation of quartz- and plagioclase-rich melt, and the characteristic banding of these rocks originated with distinctly separated bands of newly formed leucosome and restitic mesosome. The complete separation of newly formed granitic melt occurs in diatexites only.
Metatexites are characterized by a prominent interlayering of mesosome with leucosome.
Keywords: Escherichia coli, outer membrane, cytoplasmic membrane, periplasmic space, nucleoid, ribosomes, vesicles, aberrant mesosomes, betaine
Cell division was arrested, non-dividing cells were elongated and displayed aberrant mesosomes and bulges near the center of the cells (Fig.
In the present study of NaCl-treated cells failed to divide, the non-dividing cells were elongated and displayed aberrant mesosomes and bulges.