Term Information

Accession
PO:0005360
Name
aleurone layer
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
capa de aleurona (Spanish, exact), fruit aleurone layer (exact), 糊粉粒、アリューロン層 (Japanese, exact)
Alternate IDs
PO:0008004
Definition
A portion of plant tissue (PO:0009007) that is the outermost layer of endosperm (PO:0009089) in a seed (PO:0009010), its cells being characterized by presence of protein bodies (GO:0042735). Source: ISBN:0080374913, Gramene:Pankaj_Jaiswal
Comment
Occurs in cereals and many other taxa. The protein bodies (GO:0042735) contain seed storage proteins and enzymes involved with endosperm digestion (Esau, 1977).
Subset
Angiosperm
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Parents of aleurone layer (PO:0005360)
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aleurone layer [is_a relation] is_a  portion of plant tissue (PO:0009007)
aleurone layer [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  endosperm (PO:0009089)
Children of aleurone layer (PO:0005360)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
modified aleurone (PO:0008008) [is_a relation] is_a  aleurone layer
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