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Term Information

Accession
GO:0005815
Name
microtubule organizing center
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
MTOC, microtubule organising centre
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
An intracellular structure that can catalyze gamma-tubulin-dependent microtubule nucleation and that can anchor microtubules by interacting with their minus ends, plus ends or sides. Source: PMID:17072892, PMID:17245416, GOC:vw, Wikipedia:Microtubule_organizing_center, ISBN:0815316194
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0005815 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_chembl
goslim_generic
goslim_candida
goslim_yeast
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Parents of microtubule organizing center (GO:0005815)
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microtubule organizing center [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  microtubule cytoskeleton (GO:0015630)
microtubule organizing center [is_a relation] is_a  cellular anatomical entity (GO:0110165)
Children of microtubule organizing center (GO:0005815)
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interphase microtubule organizing center (GO:0031021) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule organizing center
spindle pole body (GO:0005816) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule organizing center
gamma-tubulin complex (GO:0000930) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  microtubule organizing center
equatorial microtubule organizing center (GO:0000923) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule organizing center
centrosome (GO:0005813) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule organizing center
ciliary basal body (GO:0036064) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule organizing center
katanin complex (GO:0008352) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  microtubule organizing center
centriole (GO:0005814) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  microtubule organizing center