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Term:
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
acidocalcisome +  
anammoxosome 
attachment organelle +  
basal ring of apical complex 
cis-Golgi network +   
conoid 
endoplasmic reticulum +   
endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi intermediate compartment +   
ER body 
exoneme 
Golgi apparatus +   
hydrogenosome +  
intraconoid microtubule 
karyomere 
methane-oxidizing organelle 
microbody +   
microneme +  
A small, elongated secretory organelle that forms part of the apical complex, located along the main axis of an apicomplexan parasite cell within the extreme apical region and at the periphery under the inner membrane complex. Of the specialized secretory compartments identified in apicomplexans, micronemes discharge their contents first, during initial contact of the parasite's apical pole with the host cell surface. Micronemal proteins function during parasite attachment and penetration into the target cell.
mitochondrion +   
mitosome 
mononeme 
nucleomorph 
nucleus +   
omegasome  
PHA granule 
pirellulosome 
plastid +  
platelet dense tubular network +   
polar ring of apical complex 
protein body 
rhoptry +  
subpellicular microtubule 
subsynaptic reticulum 
vacuole +   
viral assembly compartment 

Synonyms
Related Synonyms: sarconeme
Xrefs: Wikipedia:Microneme
Definition Sources: ISBN:0521664470, PMID:11801218

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