Term Information [More information on pilus]

Accession
GO:0009289
Name
pilus
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
fimbria, fimbriae, fimbrium, pili
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
gosubset_prok
goslim_pir
goslim_metagenomics
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Ancestors of pilus (GO:0009289)
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pilus [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
pilus [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (GO:0005623)
pilus [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cell part (GO:0044464)
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 part (GO:0044443) [part_of relation] part_of  pilus
type IV pilus (GO:0044096) [is_a relation] is_a  pilus
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Pilus