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The Mouse Adult Gross Anatomy Ontology and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology are downloaded weekly from the Mouse Genome Informatics databases at Jackson Laboratories ( For more information about these ontologies, see the MGI Publications Page at

Term:abnormal Boettcher cell morphology
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Accession:MP:0011739 term browser browse the term
Definition:any structural anomaly of the polyhedral cells located on the basilar membrane beneath the Claudius cells in the basal turn of the cochlea, and considered supporting cells for the organ of Corti; Boettcher cells interweave with each other, project microvilli into the intercellular space, show high levels of calmodulin, and may be involved in mediating Ca(2+) regulation and ion transport
Synonyms:exact_synonym: abnormal Bottcher cell morphology;   abnormal Bottcher's cell morphology
 related_synonym: abnormal Boettcher's cell morphology
 xref: CL:0002084

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  mammalian phenotype 5415
    hearing/vestibular/ear phenotype 23
      abnormal ear morphology 12
        abnormal inner ear morphology 11
          abnormal cochlea morphology 7
            abnormal Boettcher cell morphology 0
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