Mesosomes

From The School of Biomedical Sciences Wiki
(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 1: Line 1:
= Mesosomes =
+
Mesosomes are an [[Intracellular|intracellular]] compartment ([[Organelle|organelle]]) present in bacteria. These are generally more prevelent within [[Gram-positive|Gram-positive]] bacteria as opposed to [[Gram-negative|Gram-negative]]. They are thought to be formed through invagination of the [[Cell membrane|cell membrane]]<ref name="Medical Microbiology">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8477/#A305</ref>.
 
+
Mesosomes are an&nbsp;[[Intracellular|intracellular]] compartment ([[Organelle|organelle]]) present in bacteria. These are generally more prevelent within [[Gram-positive|Gram-positive]] bacteria as opposed to [[Gram-negative|Gram-negative]]. They are thought to be formed through invagination of the [[Cell membrane|cell membrane]].&nbsp;<ref name="Medical Microbiology">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8477/#A305</ref>  
+
  
 
=== Function  ===
 
=== Function  ===
  
Although once thought to be equivilant to [[Mitochondria|mitochondria]], no sufficient evidence has arisen to suggest that they present any unique function within the cell. Other membrane functions have been attributed to mesosomes, as their origin is thought to arise from membrane pertubation thanks to [[Electron microscopy|electron microscopy]] studies.&nbsp;<ref name="Medical Microbiology">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8477/#A305</ref>  
+
Although once thought to be equivalent to [[Mitochondria|mitochondria]], no sufficient evidence has arisen to suggest that they present any unique function within the cell. Other membrane functions have been attributed to mesosomes, as their origin is thought to arise from membrane perturbation thanks to [[Electron microscopy|electron microscopy]] studies<ref>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8477/#A305</ref>.
 +
 
 +
=== References  ===
  
 
<references />
 
<references />

Revision as of 15:38, 21 October 2018

Mesosomes are an intracellular compartment (organelle) present in bacteria. These are generally more prevelent within Gram-positive bacteria as opposed to Gram-negative. They are thought to be formed through invagination of the cell membrane[1].

Function

Although once thought to be equivalent to mitochondria, no sufficient evidence has arisen to suggest that they present any unique function within the cell. Other membrane functions have been attributed to mesosomes, as their origin is thought to arise from membrane perturbation thanks to electron microscopy studies[2].

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8477/#A305
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8477/#A305
Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox