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GO term:sperm flagellum
Synonym: sperm cilium
Synonym: sperm tail
GO id:GO:0036126
Definition:A microtubule-based flagellum (or cilium) that is part of a sperm, a mature male germ cell that develops from a spermatid.
CommentsNote that cilia and eukaryotic flagella are deemed to be equivalent. In this case community usage is always 'flagellum', hence the primary term name, but the cilium parentage is deliberate.
Number of paths to term: 5

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-amotile cilium
                                                        is-alongitudinal flagellum
                                                        is-asperm flagellum [GO:0036126] (47 genes, 54 annotations)
                                                                part-ofsperm annulus
                                                                part-ofsperm connecting piece
                                                                part-ofsperm end piece
                                                                part-ofsperm midpiece
                                                                part-ofsperm mitochondrial sheath
                                                                part-ofsperm principal piece
                                                        is-atransverse flagellum


Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-acell
                        part-ofcell part
                                is-asperm part
                                        is-aacrosomal lumen
                                        is-aacrosomal matrix
                                        is-aacrosomal membrane +
                                        is-aacrosomal vesicle +
                                        is-ainner acrosomal membrane
                                        is-aouter acrosomal membrane
                                        is-aprotein C inhibitor-acrosin complex
                                        is-asperm annulus
                                        is-asperm connecting piece
                                        is-asperm cytoplasmic droplet
                                        is-asperm end piece
                                        is-asperm flagellum [GO:0036126] (47 genes, 54 annotations)
                                                part-ofsperm annulus
                                                part-ofsperm connecting piece
                                                part-ofsperm end piece
                                                part-ofsperm midpiece
                                                part-ofsperm mitochondrial sheath
                                                part-ofsperm principal piece
                                        is-asperm midpiece
                                        is-asperm mitochondrial sheath
                                        is-asperm plasma membrane
                                        is-asperm principal piece


Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-acell part
                        is-acell projection
                                is-acilium
                                        is-amotile cilium
                                                is-alongitudinal flagellum
                                                is-asperm flagellum [GO:0036126] (47 genes, 54 annotations)
                                                        part-ofsperm annulus
                                                        part-ofsperm connecting piece
                                                        part-ofsperm end piece
                                                        part-ofsperm midpiece
                                                        part-ofsperm mitochondrial sheath
                                                        part-ofsperm principal piece
                                                is-atransverse flagellum


Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-acell part
                        is-asperm part
                                is-aacrosomal lumen
                                is-aacrosomal matrix
                                is-aacrosomal membrane +
                                is-aacrosomal vesicle +
                                is-ainner acrosomal membrane
                                is-aouter acrosomal membrane
                                is-aprotein C inhibitor-acrosin complex
                                is-asperm annulus
                                is-asperm connecting piece
                                is-asperm cytoplasmic droplet
                                is-asperm end piece
                                is-asperm flagellum [GO:0036126] (47 genes, 54 annotations)
                                        part-ofsperm annulus
                                        part-ofsperm connecting piece
                                        part-ofsperm end piece
                                        part-ofsperm midpiece
                                        part-ofsperm mitochondrial sheath
                                        part-ofsperm principal piece
                                is-asperm midpiece
                                is-asperm mitochondrial sheath
                                is-asperm plasma membrane
                                is-asperm principal piece


Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-aorganelle
                        is-amembrane-bounded organelle
                                is-acilium
                                        is-amotile cilium
                                                is-alongitudinal flagellum
                                                is-asperm flagellum [GO:0036126] (47 genes, 54 annotations)
                                                        part-ofsperm annulus
                                                        part-ofsperm connecting piece
                                                        part-ofsperm end piece
                                                        part-ofsperm midpiece
                                                        part-ofsperm mitochondrial sheath
                                                        part-ofsperm principal piece
                                                is-atransverse flagellum


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