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Degradation of a mitochondrion by microautophagy. The process by which mitochondria are delivered to the vacuole and degraded in response to changing cellular conditions, autophagy of mitochondria. The transfer of cytosolic components into the lysosomal compartment by direct invagination of the lysosomal membrane without prior sequestration into an autophagosome. The engulfing membranes fuse, resulting in the lysosomal delivery of the cargo wrapped in a single membrane derived from the invaginated lysosomal membrane. In S. cerevisiae, the vacuole is the lysosomal compartment. The process by which cells digest parts of their own cytoplasm; allows for both recycling of macromolecular constituents under conditions of cellular stress and remodeling the intracellular structure for cell differentiation. The infolding of a membrane, resulting in formation of a vesicle.

View Gene Ontology (GO) Term


Name: micromitophagy
Acc: GO:0000424
Aspect: Biological Process
Desc: Degradation of a mitochondrion by microautophagy.
Proteins in PDR annotated with:
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GO:0000424 - micromitophagy (interactive image map)

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