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GO term:motile primary cilium
Synonym: motile primary cilia
Synonym: nodal cilium
GO id:GO:0031512
Definition:A primary cilium which may contain a variable array of axonemal microtubules and also contains molecular motors. Motile primary cilia display a distinct twirling motion that directs fluid flow asymmetrically across the cellular surface to affect asymmetric body plan organization.
CommentsNote that this term should not be confused with 'motile cilium ; GO:0031514': Motile primary cilia are distinct from motile cilia (GO:0031514) that are typically present on epithelial cells in multiple copies and move in a whip-like, as opposed to rotational, manner.
Number of paths to term: 3

is-adenotes an 'is-a' relationship
part-ofdenotes a 'part-of' relationship
regulatesdenotes a 'regulates' relationship
positively-regulatesdenotes a 'positively-regulates' relationship
negatively-regulatesdenotes a 'negatively-regulates' relationship


Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-acell
                        part-ofcell part
                                is-acell projection
                                        is-acilium
                                                is-aprimary cilium
                                                        is-amotile primary cilium [GO:0031512] (8 genes, 8 annotations)
                                                        is-anonmotile primary cilium +


Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-acell part
                        is-acell projection
                                is-acilium
                                        is-aprimary cilium
                                                is-amotile primary cilium [GO:0031512] (8 genes, 8 annotations)
                                                is-anonmotile primary cilium +


Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-aorganelle
                        is-acilium
                                is-aprimary cilium
                                        is-amotile primary cilium [GO:0031512] (8 genes, 8 annotations)
                                        is-anonmotile primary cilium +


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last database update
11/18/2014
MGI 5.20
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