Term Information [More information on thylakoid]

Accession
GO:0009579
Name
thylakoid
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
photosynthetic membrane
Definition
A membranous cellular structure that bears the photosynthetic pigments in plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. In cyanobacteria thylakoids are of various shapes and are attached to, or continuous with, the plasma membrane. In eukaryotes they are flattened, membrane-bounded disk-like structures located in the chloroplasts; in the chloroplasts of higher plants the thylakoids form dense stacks called grana. Isolated thylakoid preparations can carry out photosynthetic electron transport and the associated phosphorylation. Source: GOC:ds, ISBN:0198506732, GOC:mtg_sensu
Comment
A thylakoid is not considered an organelle, but some thylakoids are part of organelles.
History
See term history for GO:0009579 at QuickGO
Subset
gosubset_prok
goslim_generic
goslim_plant
goslim_pir
goslim_chembl
goslim_metagenomics
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Ancestors of thylakoid (GO:0009579)
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thylakoid [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
thylakoid [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (GO:0005623)
thylakoid [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell part (GO:0044464)
thylakoid [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular (GO:0005622)
thylakoid [is_a relation] is_a  intracellular part (GO:0044424)
Children of thylakoid (GO:0009579)
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bacterial thylakoid (GO:0030075) [is_a relation] is_a  thylakoid
chloroplast thylakoid (GO:0009534) [is_a relation] is_a  thylakoid
cyanelle thylakoid (GO:0009843) [is_a relation] is_a  thylakoid
organellar chromatophore thylakoid (GO:0070116) [is_a relation] is_a  thylakoid
photosynthetic membrane (GO:0034357) [part_of relation] part_of  thylakoid
plastid thylakoid (GO:0031976) [is_a relation] is_a  thylakoid
thylakoid part (GO:0044436) [part_of relation] part_of  thylakoid
Wikipedia
Thylakoid