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Term Information

Accession
GO:0001669
Name
acrosomal vesicle
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
acrosomal granule, acrosome
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A structure in the head of a spermatozoon that contains acid hydrolases, and is concerned with the breakdown of the outer membrane of the ovum during fertilization. It lies just beneath the plasma membrane and is derived from the lysosome. Source: ISBN:0198506732, ISBN:0124325653
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0001669 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of acrosomal vesicle (GO:0001669)
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acrosomal vesicle [is_a relation] is_a  secretory granule (GO:0030141)
Children of acrosomal vesicle (GO:0001669)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
acrosomal lumen (GO:0043160) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  acrosomal vesicle
acrosomal membrane (GO:0002080) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  acrosomal vesicle
acrosomal matrix (GO:0043159) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  acrosomal vesicle
Wikipedia
Acrosome