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Term Information

Accession
GO:0035805
Name
egg coat
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
vitelline membrane, zona pellucida
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A specialized extracellular matrix that surrounds the plasma membrane of the ovum of animals. The egg coat provides structural support and can play an essential role in oogenesis, fertilization and early development. Source: PMID:17163408, PMID:16944418
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0035805 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of egg coat (GO:0035805)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
egg coat [is_a relation] is_a  external encapsulating structure (GO:0030312)
Children of egg coat (GO:0035805)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
vitelline envelope (GO:0060388) [is_a relation] is_a  egg coat
structural constituent of egg coat (GO:0035804) [BFO:0000066 relation] BFO:0000066  egg coat
fertilization envelope (GO:0060387) [is_a relation] is_a  egg coat
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