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Term Information

Accession
GO:0030312
Name
external encapsulating structure
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
None
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A structure that lies outside the plasma membrane and surrounds the entire cell or cells. This does not include the periplasmic space. Source: GOC:go_curators
Comment
The outer membrane (of gram negative bacteria) or cell wall (of yeast or Gram positive bacteria) are defined as parts of this structure, see 'external encapsulating structure part'.
History
See term history for GO:0030312 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_drosophila
goslim_chembl
goslim_generic
goslim_plant
goslim_pir
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Parents of external encapsulating structure (GO:0030312)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
external encapsulating structure [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  cell periphery (GO:0071944)
external encapsulating structure [is_a relation] is_a  cellular anatomical entity (GO:0110165)
Children of external encapsulating structure (GO:0030312)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
cell wall (GO:0005618) [is_a relation] is_a  external encapsulating structure
egg coat (GO:0035805) [is_a relation] is_a  external encapsulating structure
egg chorion (GO:0042600) [is_a relation] is_a  external encapsulating structure
glycocalyx (GO:0030112) [is_a relation] is_a  external encapsulating structure
pollen wall (GO:0043667) [is_a relation] is_a  external encapsulating structure
cell outer membrane (GO:0009279) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  external encapsulating structure
S-layer (GO:0030115) [is_a relation] is_a  external encapsulating structure
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