Term: pronephric duct microtubule
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Name: pronephric duct
Synonyms: pronephric ducts
Definition: Duct of the embryonic kidney, present bilaterally ventral to the somites and leading to the cloacal chamber. Wingert et al. have suggested that the pronephric duct as described traditionally may consist of subregions which are analogous to portions of the tubule segment of mammalian and other fish nephrons.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000150]
Name: microtubule
Synonyms: microtubuli, microtubulus, neurotubule
Definition: Any of the long, generally straight, hollow tubes of internal diameter 12-15 nm and external diameter 24 nm found in a wide variety of eukaryotic cells; each consists (usually) of 13 protofilaments of polymeric tubulin, staggered in such a manner that the tubulin monomers are arranged in a helical pattern on the microtubular surface, and with the alpha/beta axes of the tubulin subunits parallel to the long axis of the tubule; exist in equilibrium with pool of tubulin monomers and can be rapidly assembled or disassembled in response to physiological stimuli; concerned with force generation, e.g. in the spindle.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005874]   QuickGO   AmiGO