Term Information [More information on cell wall]

Accession
GO:0005618
Name
cell wall
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
None
Definition
The rigid or semi-rigid envelope lying outside the cell membrane of plant, fungal, most prokaryotic cells and some protozoan parasites, maintaining their shape and protecting them from osmotic lysis. In plants it is made of cellulose and, often, lignin; in fungi it is composed largely of polysaccharides; in bacteria it is composed of peptidoglycan; in protozoan parasites such as Giardia species, it's made of carbohydrates and proteins. Source: PMID:15134259, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microbial_cyst, ISBN:0198547684, GOC:giardia
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0005618 at QuickGO
Subset
gosubset_prok
goslim_plant
goslim_generic
goslim_pir
goslim_candida
goslim_aspergillus
goslim_metagenomics
goslim_chembl
goslim_yeast
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Ancestors of cell wall (GO:0005618)
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cell wall [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
cell wall [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (GO:0005623)
cell wall [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell part (GO:0044464)
cell wall [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell periphery (GO:0071944)
cell wall [is_a relation] is_a  external encapsulating structure (GO:0030312)
Children of cell wall (GO:0005618)
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cell wall part (GO:0044426) [part_of relation] part_of  cell wall
cyst wall (GO:0097570) [is_a relation] is_a  cell wall
fungal-type cell wall (GO:0009277) [is_a relation] is_a  cell wall
peptidoglycan-based cell wall (GO:0009274) [is_a relation] is_a  cell wall
plant-type cell wall (GO:0009505) [is_a relation] is_a  cell wall
spore wall (GO:0031160) [is_a relation] is_a  cell wall
Wikipedia
Cell_wall