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Term Information

Accession
GO:0009289
Name
pilus
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
fimbria, fimbriae, fimbrium, pili
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A proteinaceous hair-like appendage on the surface of bacteria ranging from 2-8 nm in diameter. Source: GOC:pamgo_curators
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0009289 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_pir
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Parents of pilus (GO:0009289)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
pilus [is_a relation] is_a  cell projection (GO:0042995)
Children of pilus (GO:0009289)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
pilus shaft (GO:0009418) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  pilus
pilus tip (GO:0009419) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  pilus
type IV pilus (GO:0044096) [is_a relation] is_a  pilus
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Pilus