gas vesicle

id: GO:0031411
name: gas vesicle
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: 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.

Parent Functions

GO:0031410cytoplasmic vesicle
GO:0043232intracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle