reticulopodia

reticulopodia

[rə¦tik·yə·lō′päd·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
Pseudopodia in the form of a branching network.
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The closest parallel to this system is the streaming of bulk cytoplasm and individual organelles in reticulopodia of the protists Allogromia and Reticulomyxa (Travis and Allen, 1981; Koonce et al., 1986), and there may be parallels with bulk cytoplasmic flow in characean algae, where a mechanism for coupling of bulk cytoplasm to microfilament bundles by means of the endoplasmic reticulum has been described (Kachar and Reese, 1988).