melanosome

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NAME:

  melanosome


DEFINITON:

  A tissue-specific, membrane-bounded cytoplasmic organelle within which melanin pigments are synthesized and stored. Melanosomes are synthesized in melanocyte cells.


TERM DEFINITION CITATIONS:

  GO:0042470


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TERM ID:

  PLANA:0002058


ABOUT THIS TERM:

melanosome

  ↳is a intracellular membrane-bounded organelle and material entity

  ↳contained in head, dorsal region of the whole animal and anterior region of the whole animal

  ↳existence overlaps juvenile, asexual adult, adult hermaphrodite, Stage 8 and Stage 7

  ↳existence starts during or after Stage 7

  ↳part of pigment cup cell


  → eumelanin part of melanosome



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