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Term Information

Accession
GO:0000331
Name
contractile vacuole
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
central bladder, central vacuole
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A specialized vacuole of eukaryotic cells, especially Protozoa, that fills with water from the cytoplasm and then discharges this externally by the opening of contractile vacuole pores. One of its functions is osmoregulatory. Source: PMID:10503189, PMID:23890380, GOC:jl
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0000331 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of contractile vacuole (GO:0000331)
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contractile vacuole [is_a relation] is_a  cytoplasmic vesicle (GO:0031410)
contractile vacuole [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  contractile vacuole complex (GO:0062159)
contractile vacuole [is_a relation] is_a  vacuole (GO:0005773)
Children of contractile vacuole (GO:0000331)
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contractile vacuolar membrane (GO:0031164) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  contractile vacuole