Term: pronephric duct ciliary transition zone
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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: ciliary transition zone
Synonyms: cilial transition zone, cilium transition zone, connecting cilium
Definition: A region of the cilium between the basal body and proximal segment that is characterized by Y-shaped assemblages that connect axonemal microtubules to the ciliary membrane. The ciliary transition zone appears to function as a gate that controls ciliary membrane composition and separates the cytosol from the ciliary plasm.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0035869]   QuickGO   AmiGO