Term Information

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Accession
GO:0008150
Name
biological_process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
biological process, physiological process, single organism process, single-organism process
Alternate IDs
GO:0007582, GO:0044699, GO:0000004
Definition
A biological process represents a specific objective that the organism is genetically programmed to achieve. Biological processes are often described by their outcome or ending state, e.g., the biological process of cell division results in the creation of two daughter cells (a divided cell) from a single parent cell. A biological process is accomplished by a particular set of molecular functions carried out by specific gene products (or macromolecular complexes), often in a highly regulated manner and in a particular temporal sequence. Source: GOC:pdt
Comment
Note that, in addition to forming the root of the biological process ontology, this term is recommended for use for the annotation of gene products whose biological process is unknown. When this term is used for annotation, it indicates that no information was available about the biological process of the gene product annotated as of the date the annotation was made; the evidence code "no data" (ND), is used to indicate this.
History
See term history for GO:0008150 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_metagenomics
goslim_aspergillus
goslim_chembl
goslim_generic
goslim_plant
goslim_yeast
goslim_candida
goslim_pir
goslim_pombe

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Children of biological_process (GO:0008150)
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biological regulation (GO:0065007) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
pigmentation (GO:0043473) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
carbon utilization (GO:0015976) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
locomotion (GO:0040011) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
behavior (GO:0007610) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
nitrogen utilization (GO:0019740) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
negative regulation of biological process (GO:0048519) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  biological_process
phosphorus utilization (GO:0006794) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
metabolic process (GO:0008152) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
positive regulation of biological process (GO:0048518) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  biological_process
growth (GO:0040007) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
carbohydrate utilization (GO:0009758) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
detoxification (GO:0098754) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
reproduction (GO:0000003) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
biological adhesion (GO:0022610) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
cellular component organization or biogenesis (GO:0071840) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
biological phase (GO:0044848) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
sulfur utilization (GO:0006791) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
cell aggregation (GO:0098743) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
signaling (GO:0023052) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
multi-organism process (GO:0051704) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
cell killing (GO:0001906) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
response to stimulus (GO:0050896) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
reproductive process (GO:0022414) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
developmental process (GO:0032502) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
multicellular organismal process (GO:0032501) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
cell population proliferation (GO:0008283) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
regulation of biological process (GO:0050789) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  biological_process
localization (GO:0051179) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
rhythmic process (GO:0048511) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
immune system process (GO:0002376) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
cellular process (GO:0009987) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
organ (UBERON:0000062) [RO:0002215 relation] RO:0002215  biological_process
biomineralization (GO:0110148) [is_a relation] is_a  biological_process
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Biological_process