ciliary rootlet

id: GO:0035253
name: ciliary rootlet
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A cytoskeleton-like structure, originating from the basal body at the proximal end of a cilium, and extending proximally toward the cell nucleus. Rootlets are typically 80-100 nm in diameter and contain cross striae distributed at regular intervals of approximately 55-70 nm.

Parent Functions

GO:0044430cytoskeletal part
GO:0044441cilium part