Invagination of the plasma membrane in some bacterial cells, sometimes with additional membranous lamellae inside. May have respiratory or photosynthetic functions.
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<cell biology> Invagination of the plasma membrane in some bacterial cells, sometimes with additional membranous lamellae inside. May have respiratory or photosynthetic functions. ... Origin: Gr. Soma = body ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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(mez´o-) (me´zo-sōm″) an invagination of the bacterial cell membrane. Various mesosomes are associated with DNA replication, cell secretion, and electron transport.
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(from the article `beardworm`) ...to 4 millimetres (0.002 inch to 0.16 inch). Lamellibrachia barhami is one of the largest species. The body consists of three segments: two small ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: mes′ō-som Definitions: 1. A convoluted membranous body formed by involution of the plasma membranes of certain bacteria; it functions in cellular respiration and septum formation.
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