Term Information

Accession
GO:0020009
Name
microneme
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
sarconeme
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A small, elongated secretory organelle that forms part of the apical complex, located along the main axis of an apicomplexan parasite cell within the extreme apical region and at the periphery under the inner membrane complex. Of the specialized secretory compartments identified in apicomplexans, micronemes discharge their contents first, during initial contact of the parasite's apical pole with the host cell surface. Micronemal proteins function during parasite attachment and penetration into the target cell. Source: ISBN:0521664470, PMID:11801218
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0020009 at QuickGO
Subset
None
Feedback
Contact the Planteome feedback if you find mistakes or have concerns about the data you find here.
Comments, changes to terms, or requests for new ontology terms can be made at GO issue tracker on GitHub.

Filter results

Loading...
pending...
Parents of microneme (GO:0020009)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
microneme [is_a relation] is_a  intracellular membrane-bounded organelle (GO:0043231)
microneme [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  apical complex (GO:0020007)
Children of microneme (GO:0020009)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
microneme membrane (GO:0033163) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  microneme
microneme lumen (GO:0034494) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  microneme
Wikipedia
Microneme