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Anatomy Term: basal body
XAO ID: 0004615
Synonyms: ciliary basal body
Definition: "A membrane-tethered, short cylindrical array of microtubules and associated proteins found at the base of a cilium 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."
Stage Range: NF stage 1 to death
Marker Genes:
Antibody: alpha and beta-tubulins Ab1
Develops From:
Develops Into:

Parent(s): cell part (is_a)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY