cytosome


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cytosome

[′sīd·ə‚sōm]
(cell and molecular biology)
The cytoplasm of the cell, as distinct from the nucleus.
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Here it was not to find the so-called "yellow globules" or "cytosomes" that Odiete (1978) described in some neurons of the middorsal lobes of the visceral ganglia of Scrobicularia plana; such globules were then characterized by displaying an electron-dense cortex and electron-lucent centrum.
A diversity of pigmented cytoplasmic structures may appear in bivalves and other molluscs, such as the yellow globules or cytosomes of neurons and the multiglobular bodies/fused yellow globules of glial cells as described in the middorsal lobes of Scrobicularia plana (Odiete 1978).