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Term:mitosome
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Definition:A double-membrane-bounded organelle that functions in iron-sulfur protein maturation; evolutionarily derived from mitochondria. The mitosome has been detected only in anaerobic or microaerophilic organisms that do not have mitochondria, such as Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia intestinalis and several species of Microsporidia. These organisms are not capable of gaining energy from oxidative phosphorylation, which is normally performed by mitochondria.
Comment:In Giardia species, mitosomes are sometimes present between the two nuclei.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: crypton
 xref: Wikipedia:Mitosome


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    cellular anatomical entity 19457
      cytoplasm 10553
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      organelle 12557
        membrane-bounded organelle 10879
          intracellular membrane-bounded organelle 9976
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