plane of autotomy

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:

  plane of autotomy


DEFINITON:

  An anatomical plane that bisects a zone of weakness in an appendage. When autotomy occurs, the appendage divides along this plane.


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TERM ID:

  PLANA:0000491


ABOUT THIS TERM:

  plane of autotomy "is a" anatomical plane


CURATOR NOTES:

  • this class is intended for autotomy that bisects an appendage. Other forms of autotomy are possible: for example, a sea cucumber and autotomitize internal organs

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