OBO ID: GO:0060111
Term Name: alae of collagen and cuticulin-based cuticle extracellular matrix Search Ontology:
  • alae of collagen and cuticulin-based exoskeleton extracellular matrix
Definition: Raised, thickened cuticular ridges that run longitudinally, and in parallel, along the left and right sides of the animal. The alae lie above the hypodermal cells known as the lateral seam cells. In C. elegans, alae are produced in L1 larvae, dauer larvae and adult stage animals, where they consist of three, five, and three ridges of distinct morphology, respectively.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component   QuickGO   AmiGO
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