Invagination of the plasma membrane in some bacterial cells, sometimes with additional membranous lamellae inside. May have respiratory or photosynthetic functions.
Mesosomes are folded invaginations in the plasma membrane of bacteria that are produced by the chemical fixation techniques used to prepare samples for electron microscopy. Although several functions were proposed for these structures in the 1960s, they were recognized as artifacts by the late 1970s and are no longer considered to be part of the n...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesosome
(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 ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/m/77
(mez´o-) (me´zo-sōm″) an invagination of the bacterial cell membrane. Various mesosomes are associated with DNA replication, cell secretion, and electron transport.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
<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) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
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.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=54507
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