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Accession
GO:0048538
Name
thymus development
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
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Alternate IDs
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Definition
The process whose specific outcome is the progression of the thymus over time, from its formation to the mature structure. The thymus is a symmetric bi-lobed organ involved primarily in the differentiation of immature to mature T cells, with unique vascular, nervous, epithelial, and lymphoid cell components. Source: ISBN:0781735149, GOC:add
Comment
Note that this term is reserved for annotation of gene products involved in the formation of the thymus itself, not for gene products involved in T cell differentiation in the thymus or elsewhere.
History
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Parents of thymus development (GO:0048538)
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thymus development [is_a relation] is_a  hematopoietic or lymphoid organ development (GO:0048534)
thymus development [is_a relation] is_a  gland development (GO:0048732)
thymus development [RO:0002296 relation] RO:0002296  thymus (UBERON:0002370)
Children of thymus development (GO:0048538)
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thymus epithelium morphogenesis (GO:0097536) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  thymus development
neural crest cell differentiation involved in thymus development (GO:1902637) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  thymus development
MIPS_funcat
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