Term Information

Accession
PO:0030078
Name
rhizoid
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
rizoide (Spanish, exact), 仮根 (Japanese, exact)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A plant structure (PO:0009011) that is a uniseriate filament with positive geotropism that grows from an epidermis (PO:0005679) or protonema (PO:0030003). Source: ISBN:0962073342
Comment
May be unicellular or multicellular. Serves to anchor the plant to the substrate, and may function in nutrient and water uptake. Usually lacks chlorophyll. Includes epidermal rhizoids that grow from the epidermis of bryophytes and pteridophytes in the gametophytic phase or from the stems of some monocots, protonemal rhizoids that branch from a protonema, and rhizoids that develop from a basal cell of a gametophore bud.
Subset
None
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Parents of rhizoid (PO:0030078)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
rhizoid [is_a relation] is_a  plant structure (PO:0009011)
Children of rhizoid (PO:0030078)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
protonemal rhizoid (PO:0030079) [is_a relation] is_a  rhizoid
rhizoid meristematic apical cell (PO:0030080) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  rhizoid
epidermal rhizoid (PO:0030071) [is_a relation] is_a  rhizoid
PO_GIT
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