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cris·ta

 (krĭs′tə)
n. pl. cris·tae (-tē)
1. Anatomy A crest or ridge, as on the top of a bone.
2. Biology One of the inward projections or folds of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion.

[Latin; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

crista

(ˈkrɪstə)
n, pl -tae (-tiː)
(Biology) biology a structure resembling a ridge or crest, such as that formed by folding of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion
[C20: from Latin: crest]

cris•ta

(ˈkrɪs tə)

n., pl. -tae (-tē). Anat., Zool.
a crest or ridge.
[1840–50; < Latin: a crest, tuft, comb]

cris·ta

(krĭs′tə)
Plural cristae (krĭs′tē)
One of the folds of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion. See more at mitochondrion.
Translations

cris·ta

n. cresta, proyección.
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The special topic is mitochondria, with papers on mitochondrial fusion, fission, and cristae remodeling as key mediators of cellular function; and supramolecular organization of respiratory complexes.
In further experiments with the flies, the research team found that ATP synthase was essential to normal stem cell development, directly controlling the growth and maintenance of the inner membranes inside mitochondria, called cristae, as the cells continue to divide and form the specific cell components that make up an egg, or female germ cell.
The subgenus Oppiella (Perspicuoppia) is well characterized by anterior margin of notogaster with two pairs of protuberances, notogastral cristae and humeral process (SubIas and Arillo, 2001).
After the three-month treatment, the researchers looked at changes in mitochondria volume and the abundance of cristae, which are internal compartments of mitochondria that are necessary for efficient function of the mitochondria, and measurable by electron microscopy.
insertion of the musculus teres major forms two fused tubercles to cristae, absent = 0, present = 1;