Monthly Archives: June 2013 When does a bacteria stop being a bacteria and become an organelle or subcomponent of another cell or organism? Another example of hierarchical endosymbiosis. Advertisements

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Pericentriolar recycling endosomes

The pericentriolar recycling endosome is a fascinating organelle. It localizes within the centriolar regions of an animal cell where it does its job of degrading and recycling cell debris, including bacterial remnants.  The location of this activity is reminescent of … Continue reading

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