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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Keywords: Escherichia coli, outer membrane, cytoplasmic membrane, periplasmic space, nucleoid, ribosomes, vesicles, aberrant mesosomes, betaine
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