Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Second Endoplasmic Reticulum of Apicomplexa

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2849

This structure abbreviated as  SERA is found adjacent to the surface of penetrated  Plasmodium stages. It is involved in an alternative secretory pathway and is formed by the fusion of normal ER plus the membranes of  rhoptries and  micronemes.

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