Etp --> electron transport particles

(Science: cell biology) fragments of mitochondria still capable of transporting electrons.

One of the units occurring on the matrical surface of mitochondrial cristae; the head of the particle which measures about 9 nm, attaches to the membrane of the crista by a stalk 5 nm in length; the particle may be concerned with the electron transport system.

Synonym: submitochondrial particles.

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