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GO term:motile cilium
Synonym: microtubule-based flagellum
Synonym: motile cilia
Synonym: motile primary cilia
Synonym: motile primary cilium
Synonym: motile secondary cilium
Synonym: nodal cilium
GO id:GO:0031514
Alternate id: GO:0009434, GO:0031512
Definition:A cilium which may have a variable arrangement of axonemal microtubules and also contains molecular motors. It may beat with a whip-like pattern that promotes cell motility or transport of fluids and other cells across a cell surface, such as on epithelial cells that line the lumenal ducts of various tissues; or they may display a distinct twirling motion that directs fluid flow asymmetrically across the cellular surface to affect asymmetric body plan organization. Motile cilia can be found in single as well as multiple copies per cell.
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


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-acell
                        part-ofcell part
                                is-acell projection
                                        is-acilium
                                                part-ofBBSome
                                                part-ofciliary part +
                                                part-ofciliary transition zone +
                                                is-amotile cilium [GO:0031514] (145 genes, 212 annotations)
                                                        is-a9+0 motile cilium
                                                        is-a9+2 motile cilium +
                                                        part-ofmastigoneme
                                                is-anon-motile cilium +


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-acell part
                        is-acell projection
                                is-acilium
                                        part-ofBBSome
                                        part-ofciliary part +
                                        part-ofciliary transition zone +
                                        is-amotile cilium [GO:0031514] (145 genes, 212 annotations)
                                                is-a9+0 motile cilium
                                                is-a9+2 motile cilium +
                                                part-ofmastigoneme
                                        is-anon-motile cilium +


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-aorganelle
                        is-acilium
                                part-ofBBSome
                                part-ofciliary part +
                                part-ofciliary transition zone +
                                is-amotile cilium [GO:0031514] (145 genes, 212 annotations)
                                        is-a9+0 motile cilium
                                        is-a9+2 motile cilium +
                                        part-ofmastigoneme
                                is-anon-motile cilium +


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11/29/2016
MGI 6.06
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