Term: posterior lateral line neuromast stereocilia tip link
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Name: posterior lateral line neuromast
Synonyms: neuromast posterior, neuromasts posterior
Definition: Neuromast that is part of the posterior lateral line. (Also see Anatomical Atlas entry for lateral line by T. Whitfield.)
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000940]
Name: stereocilia tip link
Synonyms:
Definition: A stereocilia link that is formed by a fine filament running more or less vertically upward from the tip of each shorter stereocilium to attach at a higher point on its adjacent taller neighbor. Tilting the bundle puts tension on the filaments, which pull on mechanically gated ion channels in the membrane of the stereocilia.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0002140]   QuickGO   AmiGO