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Details for gas vesicle
gas vesicle
Gene ontology ID
GO:0031411
Definition
An intracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle; a hollow structure made of protein, which usually has the form of a cylindrical tube closed by conical end caps. By regulating their relative gas vesicle content, aquatic microbes are able to perform vertical migrations
Comment
Note that although this organelle is commonly referred to as a 'vesicle' or 'vacuole' in the literature, it is not surrounded by a membrane.
Synonyms
1. gas vacuole
References
1. PMID 22147705
2. PMID 8177173
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