rhizoplast


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rhizoplast

[′rī·zə‚plast]
(cell and molecular biology)
A delicate fiber or thread running between the nucleus and the blepharoplast in cells bearing flagella.
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While neither bacterial nuclear symbionts (Dolan et al., 2004) nor the morphological basis of the contractile portion of the nuclear connector/"rhizoplast" (of the karyomastigont) was imaged, we discovered a plethora of different spirochetes in contact with the outer membranes of protists.
Calcium-induced contraction of rhizoplast of a quadriflagellate green-alga.