OBO ID: ZFA:0000688
Term Name: olfactory support cell Search Ontology:
  • support cells
Definition: Supporting cell that is part of the olfactory epithelium. Their cell bodies are more or less cylindrical, often with a pronounced basal part resting on the basal lamina. Their apical surface is covered with microvillous-like protrusions. Nuclei of olfactory support cell lie below the nuclear layer of olfactory sensory neurons, a feature that is reverse that of other vertebrates. The nuclei are less electron dense then those of the olfactory sensory neurons. (1)
Appears at: Larval:Day 6 (144.0h-168.0h)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • TAO:0000688
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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