Fraction of the ROS intracellular space occupied by stack of discs enclosed by the plasma membrane

Range ~50 %
Organism Unspecified
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Comments "The stack of discs enclosed by the plasma membrane of the ROS occupies ~50% of the intracellular space (primary sources)." ROS=Rod outer segment
Entered by Uri M
ID 109736