Term: pronephric duct ciliary basal body
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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 basal body
Synonyms: basal body, cilial basal body, cilium basal body, 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