Dictyosomes


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Dictyosomes

 

one of the forms of the Golgi complex. Most often the designation dictyosomes or golgiosomes is given only to the Golgi complex of plant cells or cells of invertebrates in which it is represented by formations that are dispersed throughout the cytoplasm, that is, are diffuse. Sometimes the separate elements of the Golgi complex of cells of vertebrates are also called dictyosomes. The functions of dictyosomes are associated with condensation of protein substances and polymerization of carbohydrates.

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The dictyosomes have from four-seven cisternae, and their peripheral regions liberate small and not very dense vesicles, that become dispersed in the cytoplasmic matrix (Fig.
In addition to lacking mitochondria, dictyosomes, and non-microtubular cytoskeletal structures, this species has some ultrastructural peculiarities including paired nuclei and basal bodies that lack the triplets of microtubules which characterize basal bodies in almost all other cells (10).
The origin of this population of vesicles is the endomembrane system, specifically the dictyosomes (Derksen & Emons, 1990).