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Term:gas vesicle
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Definition:An intracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle; a hollow structure made of protein, which usually has the form of a cylindrical tube closed by conical end caps. By regulating their relative gas vesicle content, aquatic microbes are able to perform vertical migrations.
Comment:Note that although this organelle is commonly referred to as a 'vesicle' or 'vacuole' in the literature, it is not surrounded by a membrane.
Synonyms:related_synonym: gas vacuole

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  cellular_component 19896
    cellular anatomical entity 19599
      organelle 13017
        non-membrane-bounded organelle 4845
          intracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle 4845
            gas vesicle 0
              gas vesicle shell 0
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