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mitosome

(mī'tō-sōm),
A small mitochondrial organelle of Giardia, Entomoeba, and some microsporidia involved in Fe-S cluster assembly, an essential ATP-generating step in these organisms.
[mitochondrion + G. sōma, body]

mitosome

(mī′tō-sōm) [Gr. mitos, thread, + soma, body]
A stainable portion of the spindle fibers following mitosis.
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Entamoebas have a mitochondrion-derived organelle called the crypton or mitosome, while the giardial gene encoding a 60-kDa chaperonin appears to be endosymbiont-derived, but no organelle has been identified (Clark and Roger, 1995; Roger et al.
The mitosome, a novel organelle related to mitochondria in the amitochondrial parasite Entamoeba hisrolytica.