mesosome


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mesosome

[′mez·ə‚sōm]
(microbiology)
An extension of the cell membrane within a bacterial cell; possibly involved in cross-wall formation, cell division, and the attachment of daughter chromosomes following deoxyribonucleic acid replication.
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Metatexites (stromatitic migmatites) are characterized by a pronounced interlayering of mesosome with leucosome and pronounced foliation.
The cell division was arrested, non-dividing cells were elongated and displayed aberrant mesosomes, vesicles and bulges.
The crystalline rocks within the DPDZ are granulites, biotite granites and migmatites, the latter consisting of amphibole-plagioclase palaeo- and mesosomes, and plagioclase-quartz-biotite[+ or -]microcline[+ or -]amphibole neosomes.
BLEACHABLE (web2), CALISTHENICAL, DESUETUDES (web2), FENOPROFEN (sted), ICE-PRECIPICE, MESOSOMES, MICROTHERMIC (web2), OVER-DROVE