bacteriocyte


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bacteriocyte

[bak′tir·ē·ə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A modified fat cell found in certain insects that contains bacterium-shaped rods believed to be symbiotic bacteria.
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Nakabuchi discusses how mutualism can be revealed by a study of symbiont genomics and bacteriocyte transcriptomics (Chapter 8).
aequizonata show a dense population of bacteria filling most of the bacteriocyte (Fig.
aequizonata are visible in vacuoles throughout the bacteriocyte (Fig.
Bacteria lie on the bacteriocyte surface among simple microvilli, but they are held more loosely than in Adipicola MV (Fig.
The cytoplasm of the bacteriocytes contains phagosomes/lysosomes, membrane bound vacuoles containing bacteria undergoing digestion and dense granules presumed to be waste material (Fig.
There are some mucus cells, among the bacteriocytes, not seen in I.
The fixation of the bacteriocytes is poor, but there is no evidence that the cell structure differs from that of the Hutton Field specimens.
In some respects, SIX resembles sulfide-oxidizing bodies (SOBs), reported first in gills of the symbiont-bearing and gutless clam Solemya reidi Bernard (Powell & Somero 1985) and subsequently in gill bacteriocytes of a lucinid calm (Liberge et al.