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Anatomy Term: centriole
XAO ID: 0005011
Definition: "A cellular organelle, found close to the nucleus in many cells, consisting of a small cylinder with microtubular walls, 300-500 nm long and 150-250 nm in diameter. It contains nine short, parallel, peripheral microtubular fibrils, each fibril consisting of one complete microtubule fused to two incomplete microtubules. Cells usually have two centrioles, lying at right angles to each other. At division, each pair of centrioles generates another pair and the twin pairs form the pole of the mitotic spindle."
Stage Range: NF stage 1 to death
Marker Genes: cep152
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Parent(s): cell part (is_a) centrosome (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY