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Structure and Functions of Mesosomes of Gram Positive Bacteria

  • Antoinette Ryter
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Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 49)

Abstract

The most striking features which appeared on sections when bacteria were examined for the first time with the electron microscope fifteen years ago, were the high electron density of the cytoplasm and the lack of organelles. Thus, the usual structures and organelles apparent in thin sections of higher cells such as nuclear membrane, mitotic apparatus, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, and golgi apparatus seemed to be absent in bacteria, although it was obvious they must have an organized electron transport system and a mechanism for ensuring equipartition of genetic material during division.

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Membrane Fraction Listeria Monocytogenes Positive Bacterium Nuclear Function Subtilis Cell 
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  • Antoinette Ryter
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  1. 1.Services de Photomicrographie et de Génétique cellulaireInstitut PasteurFrance

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