Term Information [More information on motile primary cilium]

Accession
GO:0031512
Name
motile primary cilium
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
motile primary cilia, nodal cilium
Definition
A primary cilium which may contain a variable array of axonemal microtubules and also contains molecular motors. Motile primary cilia display a distinct twirling motion that directs fluid flow asymmetrically across the cellular surface to affect asymmetric body plan organization. Source: PMID:20144998, GOC:dgh, GOC:kmv, PMID:17009929
Comment
Note that this term should not be confused with 'motile cilium ; GO:0031514': Motile primary cilia are distinct from motile cilia (GO:0031514) that are typically present on epithelial cells in multiple copies and move in a whip-like, as opposed to rotational, manner.
History
See term history for GO:0031512 at QuickGO
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Ancestors of motile primary cilium (GO:0031512)
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motile primary cilium [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
motile primary cilium [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (GO:0005623)
motile primary cilium [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cell part (GO:0044464)
motile primary cilium [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cell projection (GO:0042995)
motile primary cilium [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organelle (GO:0043226)
motile primary cilium [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cilium (GO:0005929)
motile primary cilium [is_a relation] is_a  primary cilium (GO:0072372)

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