Food vacuole

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In a food vacuole enclosed paramecium ( Paramecium )

A food vacuole , also known as a gastriole , is a vesicle located in a protist , surrounded by a biomembrane , which contains liquid from the surrounding medium and food particles inside. The food vacuole arises when a single-celled living being ingests food particles from the surrounding liquid (see phagocytosis ); after fusion with primary lysosomes, intracellular digestion takes place in it.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Rudolf Röttger: Dictionary of Protozoology In: Protozoological Monographs, Vol. 2, 2001, S. XY, ISBN 3826585992