Term Information

Accession
GO:0009579
Name
thylakoid
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
photosynthetic membrane
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A membranous cellular structure that bears the photosynthetic pigments in plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. In cyanobacteria thylakoids are of various shapes and are attached to, or continuous with, the plasma membrane. In eukaryotes they are flattened, membrane-bounded disk-like structures located in the chloroplasts; in the chloroplasts of higher plants the thylakoids form dense stacks called grana. Isolated thylakoid preparations can carry out photosynthetic electron transport and the associated phosphorylation. Source: GOC:mtg_sensu, GOC:ds, ISBN:0198506732
Comment
A thylakoid is not considered an organelle, but some thylakoids are part of organelles.
History
See term history for GO:0009579 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_metagenomics
goslim_chembl
goslim_plant
goslim_generic
goslim_pir
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Parents of thylakoid (GO:0009579)
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thylakoid [is_a relation] is_a  intracellular part (GO:0044424)
Children of thylakoid (GO:0009579)
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plastid thylakoid (GO:0031976) [is_a relation] is_a  thylakoid
organellar chromatophore thylakoid (GO:0070116) [is_a relation] is_a  thylakoid
thylakoid part (GO:0044436) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  thylakoid
bacterial thylakoid (GO:0030075) [is_a relation] is_a  thylakoid
Wikipedia
Thylakoid