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Term Information

Accession
GO:0005902
Name
microvillus
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
microvilli
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
Thin cylindrical membrane-covered projections on the surface of an animal cell containing a core bundle of actin filaments. Present in especially large numbers on the absorptive surface of intestinal cells. Source: ISBN:0815316194
Comment
Note that this term refers to a projection from a single cell, and should not be confused with 'microvillus' as used to refer to a multicellular structure such as that found in the placenta.
History
See term history for GO:0005902 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_pir
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Parents of microvillus (GO:0005902)
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microvillus [is_a relation] is_a  actin-based cell projection (GO:0098858)
microvillus [BFO:0000051 relation] BFO:0000051  actin filament bundle (GO:0032432)
Children of microvillus (GO:0005902)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
microvillar actin bundle (GO:0097516) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  microvillus
rhabdomere microvillus (GO:0035996) [is_a relation] is_a  microvillus
brush border (GO:0005903) [BFO:0000051 relation] BFO:0000051  microvillus
microvillus membrane (GO:0031528) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  microvillus
Schwann cell microvillus (GO:0097454) [is_a relation] is_a  microvillus
NIF_Subcellular
sao671419673
Wikipedia
Microvillus