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Details for contractile vacuole
contractile vacuole
Gene ontology ID
GO:0000331
Definition
A specialized vacuole of eukaryotic cells, especially Protozoa, that fills with water from the cytoplasm and then discharges this externally by the opening of contractile vacuole pores. Its function is probably osmoregulatory
References
1. GOC: jl
2. PMID 10503189
3. Wikipedia: Contractile vacuole
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