Term Information [More information on cleavage furrow]

Accession
GO:0032154
Name
cleavage furrow
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
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Definition
In animal cells, the first sign of cleavage, or cytokinesis, is the appearance of a shallow groove in the cell surface near the old metaphase plate. A contractile ring containing actin and myosin is located just inside the plasma membrane at the location of the furrow. Ring contraction is associated with centripetal growth of the membrane that deepens the cleavage furrow and divides the cytoplasm of the two daughter cells. While the term 'cleavage furrow' was initially associated with animal cells, such a structure occurs in many other types of cells, including unicellular protists. Source: ISBN:0805319409
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History
See term history for GO:0032154 at QuickGO
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Ancestors of cleavage furrow (GO:0032154)
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cleavage furrow [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
cleavage furrow [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (GO:0005623)
cleavage furrow [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell part (GO:0044464)
cleavage furrow [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell division site (GO:0032153)
cleavage furrow [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell surface (GO:0009986)
cleavage furrow [is_a relation] is_a  cell division site part (GO:0032155)
cleavage furrow [is_a relation] is_a  cell surface furrow (GO:0097610)

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Cleavage_furrow