Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Class: GO:0008150 - biological_process

Synonyms: GO:0000004, GO:0007582, biological process, physiological process

Definition: Any process specifically pertinent to the functioning of integrated living units: cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. A process is a collection of molecular events with a defined beginning and end.

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. Note that 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 ND, no data, is used to indicate this.

Parent Classes:

Child Classes:
GO:0000003 - reproduction,
GO:0001906 - cell killing (3),
GO:0002376 - immune system process (15),
GO:0007610 - behavior,
GO:0008152 - metabolic process (2723),
GO:0009987 - cellular process (2979),
GO:0022414 - reproductive process (23),
GO:0022610 - biological adhesion (57),
GO:0023052 - signaling (1),
GO:0032501 - multicellular organismal process,
GO:0032502 - developmental process (11),
GO:0040007 - growth,
GO:0040011 - locomotion (78),
GO:0044699 - single-organism process (2432),
GO:0050896 - response to stimulus (744),
GO:0051179 - localization (816),
GO:0051704 - multi-organism process (113),
GO:0065007 - biological regulation (867),
GO:0071840 - cellular component organization or biogenesis (344),
GO:0098754 - detoxification (28)

Unification Links: GO:0008150

Relationship Links: Wikipedia:RELATED-TO:Biological_process

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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