Apical structure complex (ASC)

Apical structure complex (ASC)

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The apical groove and adjacent rows of amphiesmal vesicles on the epicone. Also called the sulcal furrox or acrobase. This structure plays a central role in food uptake (predatory). The path of the ASC was used by Daugbjerg et al. (2000) to redefine the genera of several gymnodinialean dinoflagellates.

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