Phagosome

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A phagosome is a vesicle formed once phagocytosis has taken place. The relative size of a phagosome is of a large nature due to it containing ingested extracellular material [1].

The size of a phagosome is dependant on the injested particle, which can almost be as large as the actual phagosome itself. The phagosome's then fuse with a lysosome which allow degradation of the injested material to take place [2].  

References

  1. B. Alberts et. al (2008) Molecular Biology of The Cell, 5th Edition, New York: Garland Science, Page: G28.
  2. B. Alberts et. al (2008) Molecular Biology of The Cell, 5th Edition, New York: Garland Science, Page: 787


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