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Details for oral apparatus
oral apparatus
Gene ontology ID
GO:0031912
Definition
Complex basket- or funnel-like structure used by the cell to collect food and channel it to the cytostome; includes specialized sub-structures made up of closely-spaced cilia and underlying basal bodies and fibrillar systems
Comment
Note that this term refers to a subcellular structure characteristic of ciliate protozoans, and should not be confused with oral anatomical structures of multicellular animals.
References
1. PMID 10503189
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