Term Information

Accession
PO:0000293
Name
guard cell
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
célula guardiana (Spanish, exact), occlusive cell (exact), 孔辺細胞 (Japanese, exact)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
One of a pair of cells flanking the stomatal pore. Source: ISBN:0471245208
Comment
They cause the opening and closing of the pore by changes in turgor.
Subset
CL
TraitNet
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Parents of guard cell (PO:0000293)
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guard cell [RO:0002202 relation] RO:0002202  guard mother cell (PO:0000351)
guard cell [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  stomatal complex (PO:0002000)
guard cell [is_a relation] is_a  shoot epidermal cell (PO:0025165)
guard cell [is_a relation] is_a  independent continuant (BFO:0000004)
Children of guard cell (PO:0000293)
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phyllome guard cell (PO:0025236) [is_a relation] is_a  guard cell
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