Term: lagena actin filament bundle of stereocilium
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Name: lagena
Synonyms: lagenas
Definition: Otolith organ comprised of the macula lagena and asteriscus. The lagena is part of the pars inferior. The lagena functions in the detection of sound.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000374]
Name: actin filament bundle of stereocilium
Synonyms:
Definition: A bundle of hundreds of cross-linked actin filaments (an actin cable), that is the supporting structure of a stereocilium. Filaments are oriented such that the the plus (barbed) ends are at the tip of the protrusion and are capped by a tip complex which bridges to the plasma membrane.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0098860]   QuickGO   AmiGO