volutin


volutin
A nucleoprotein complex found as cytoplasmic granules in certain bacteria, yeasts, and protozoa (such as trypanosome flagellates) which serves as food reserves. SYN: v. granules.

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vo·lu·tin 'väl-yə-.tin, və-'lüt-ən n a granular basophilic substance containing nucleic acids that is found esp. in cells of microorganisms (as bacteria, yeast, and protozoans) and is believed to function as a phosphate reserve called also metachromatin

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vo·lu·tin (vo-luґtin) a complex molecule containing large amounts of orthophosphate polymers, nucleoprotein, and lipid, occurring as cytoplasmic granular inclusions (granules) in certain bacteria, yeasts, yeastlike fungi, and protozoa, and serving as an intracellular phosphate reserve. Because volutin granules stain red with blue basic dyes they are sometimes called metachromatic granules.

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  • volutin — volutin. См. волютин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Volutin —   [v ] das, s, bei vielen Bakterien, Pilzen und Blaualgen in Zellgranula vorkommender, aus Polyphosphaten bestehender Reservestoff, der Phosphat speichert und bei Phosphatmangel im Nährsubstrat noch einige Zellteilungen ermöglicht. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • volutin — /vol yeuh tin/, n. Cell Biol. basophilic nucleoprotein granules in the cytoplasm or the vacuoles of certain microorganisms. [ < G Volutin (1903), equiv. to (Spirillum) volut(ans) a species of bacteria + in IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • volutin — ˈvälyəd.ə̇n, ətə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: German, from volut (from New Latin volutans specific epithet of the bacterium Spirillum volutans in which volutin was first found from Latin, rolling, tumbling, present participle of volutare to roll about …   Useful english dictionary

  • volutin — noun Etymology: German, from New Latin volutans, specific epithet of the bacterium Spirillum volutans in which it was first found Date: 1908 a granular basophilic substance containing nucleic acids that is found especially in cells of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Volutin — Vo|lu|tin das; s <zu ↑...in> körnige Struktur in Bakterienzellen (Biol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • volutin — n. easily stained substance with a basic dye which contains a large amount of phosphorus and can be found in the cytoplasm of bacterial and fungal cells …   English contemporary dictionary

  • volutin — vol·u·tin …   English syllables

  • volutin granules — see volutin …   Medical dictionary

  • volutin granules — (vo lu tin) See metachromatic granules …   Dictionary of microbiology


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