basal body

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NAME:

  basal body


DEFINITON:

  A membrane-tethered, short cylindrical array of microtubules and associated proteins found at the base of a eukaryotic cilium (also called flagellum) that is similar in structure to a centriole and derives from it. The cilium basal body is the site of assembly and remodelling of the cilium and serves as a nucleation site for axoneme growth. As well as anchoring the cilium, it is thought to provide a selective gateway regulating the entry of ciliary proteins and vesicles by intraflagellar transport.


TERM DEFINITION CITATIONS:

  GO:0036064


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TERM ID:

  PLANA:0002010


ABOUT THIS TERM:

basal body

  ↳is a independent continuant and intracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle

  ↳part of cilium and flagellum


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