There are several proteases involved in the degradation of host erythrocyte haemoglobin inside the specialized acidic food vacuole
(pH 5-6) of the parasite.
3) The endoperoxides additionally initiate the breakdown of the malaria pigment already present in the parasite food vacuole
Inside a Tetrahymena, Salmonella is apparently able to cluster, unharmed, within the food vacuole
One group of targets identified by the genome authors were protein-degrading enzymes found in a subcellular digestive component called the food vacuole
They do know, however, that these drugs target the parasite's digestive organ, or food vacuole
falciparum by inhibiting parasite ATPase activity, which in turn increases the pH of the acidic food vacuole
Protozoans engulf their prey and incorporate it into a food vacuole
within the cell where it is subjected to harsh chemical treatment involving digestive enzymes and acidic conditions.
Wood particles take about 24 hours to pass through lower termite gut (Breznak, 1982), most of that time being digested in food vacuoles
of hindgut flagellate protozoa.
Vacuoles were densely packed with particles that appeared to be constantly moving; vacuole size varied from that typical of food vacuoles
to large vacuoles that occupied most of the cell volume (expanded online Figure, panels B, D, and G, www.
The number of phagocytized beads was counted using a compound microscope, and the feeding rate was determined by graphing the number of food vacuoles
formed as a function of time.