cell wall

id: GO:0005618
name: cell wall
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The rigid or semi-rigid envelope lying outside the cell membrane of plant, fungal, and most prokaryotic cells, maintaining their shape and protecting them from osmotic lysis. In plants it is made of cellulose and, often, lignin; in fungi it is composed largely of polysaccharides; in bacteria it is composed of peptidoglycan.

Child Functions

GO:0009274peptidoglycan-based cell wall
GO:0009277fungal-type cell wall
GO:0009505plant-type cell wall
GO:0031160spore wall

Parent Functions

GO:0030312external encapsulating structure