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CytoplasmActin patchCytoskeleton

Definition

The actin patch is a highly dynamic actin structure in fungi required primarily for endocytosis but possibly also coupled to exocytosis. Actin patches are highly motile, they first assemble at sites of polarized cell growth and then move slowly and nondirectionally along the cell cortex.

Synonyms

Actin cortical patch

Category

› Cellular component

GOi

actin cortical patch [ GO:0030479 ]