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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
cilium +     
centriolar subdistal appendage  
centrosome +   
ciliary basal body +   
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.
ciliary base  
ciliary cap 
ciliary inversin compartment  
ciliary membrane +   
ciliary plasm +   
ciliary pocket +   
ciliary rootlet  
ciliary shaft 
ciliary tip  
ciliary transition fiber  
ciliary transition zone +   
equatorial microtubule organizing center +   
gamma-tubulin complex +   
interphase microtubule organizing center +   
katanin complex  
motile cilium +   
non-motile cilium +   
ring centriole 
spindle pole body +  

Exact Synonyms: cilial basal body ;   cilium basal body ;   microtubule basal body
Broad Synonyms: basal body
Alternate IDs: GO:0005932
Xrefs: NIF_Subcellular:sao11978067
Definition Sources: GOC:cilia, GOC:clt, PMID:21750193

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