mycetocyte

mycetocyte

[mī′sēd·ə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of the cells clustered together to form a mycetome.
An individual cell functioning like a mycetome.
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Production of essential amino acids from glutamate by mycetocyte symbionts of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum.
Mycetocytes, which are specialized fat body cells harboring uricolytic bacteria, have been identified from only one termite species, Mastotermes darwiniensis (Bandi and Sacchi 2000).
The primary and secondary symbionts were located in mycetocytes, microbe-containing structures commonly found in hemipteran insects (Baumann 2006), of D.
Phase contrast and electron microscopy of the mycetocytes and symbionts of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum.
This ultra-structural examination afforded an additional control: commensals present in the lumen and specialized to that environment might not grow on culture plates, but commensals and mycetocytes, insect cells that incorporate microorganisms (Chapman, 1969), can be distinguished at the ultrastructural level (Smith, 1968).