Primary Filament  

Robert P. Munafo, 2002 May 6.

A primary filament is part of a mu molecule but it not part of any smaller mu-unit. More accurately, (and for the R2 naming system) a primary filament is a maximal subset of a mu-molecule that does not intersect any of the mu-molecule's subset mu-units. This is a more restrictive definition than first order filament, which doesn't require the filament's owner to be a mu-molecule.

For example, compare the two figures in the mu-unit article. Figure 1 includes primary filaments; figure 2 approximates the appearance of the mu-unit R2.1/3 with the primary filaments removed.

See also primary filament operator.

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