copulatory bursa

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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NAME:

  copulatory bursa


DEFINITON:

  A chamber where egg capsules are formed. One or more zygotes and yolk cells produced by the vitelline glands collect in the copulatory bursa; glands surrounding the copulatory bursa produce the egg capsule shell. Nascent egg capsules exit the body by passing through the bursal canal and gonopore. The copulatory bursa is synonymous with the term genital atrium.


TERM DEFINITION CITATIONS:

  PMID:22074376


TERM ID:

  PLANA:0000233


SYNONYMS:

  genital atrium, bursa


ABOUT THIS TERM:

  copulatory bursa "is a" definitive tissue

  copulatory bursa "contained in" posterior compartment and copulatory region

  copulatory bursa "existence overlaps" juvenile and sexually mature adult

  copulatory bursa "existence starts at point" juvenile

  copulatory bursa "part of" copulatory apparatus

  copulatory bursa "specific_to" Smed sexual biotype


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