bursal canal

The Planarian Anatomoy Ontology (PLANA) is a collection of terms curated from the literature and other organism anatomy ontologies to describe anatomical features, life cycle stages and developmental processes in the regenerative flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea. The latest version of the PLANA Ontology is available through the Open Biological and Biomedical Ontology Foundry (OBO) . PLANA Ontology terms are searchable at the EMBL-EBI Ontology Lookup Service (OLS) and the PLANA Ontology Terms Page.

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Planarian Anatomy Ontology Term Overview


NAME:

  bursal canal


DEFINITON:

  The passageway connecting the gonopore to the bursa (genital atrium). Part of the copulatory apparatus. During mating, sperm from a partner is deposited into the bursal canal, where it collects in the bursa before travelling up the oviducts to the bursa. Egg capsules pass through the bursal canal as they are laid through the gonopore.


TERM DEFINITION CITATIONS:

  PMID:22074376


TERM ID:

  PLANA:0000201


ABOUT THIS TERM:

  bursal canal "is a" definitive tissue

  bursal canal "contained in" posterior compartment, copulatory region, ventral compartment and parenchymal compartment

  bursal canal "existence overlaps" juvenile and sexually mature adult

  bursal canal "existence starts at point" juvenile

  bursal canal "part of" copulatory apparatus

  bursal canal "specific_to" Smed sexual biotype


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