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OBO ID: GO:0008150
Term Name: biological_process Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • biological process
  • physiological process
  • single organism process
  • single-organism process
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.
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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