Term: Kupffer's vesicle ciliary basal body
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Name: Kupffer's vesicle
Synonyms: ciliated organ of asymmetry
Definition: Small but distinctive epithelial sac containing fluid, located midventrally posterior to the yolk cell or its extension, and transiently present during most of the segmentation period. Kupffer's vesicle has been compared to the mouse embryonic node.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000001]
Name: ciliary basal body
Synonyms: basal body, cilial basal body, cilium basal body, kinetosome, microtubule basal body
Definition: 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.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0036064]   QuickGO   AmiGO