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first proposed new GO terms from Wormbase
midori at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Jul 30 12:55:58 PDT 2001
A few quick notes from home; more meatly stuff when I'm back in the
On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Erich Schwarz wrote:
> Thanks for your comments. As you can tell, I really have
> *started* working on this, so lots of things aren't obvious; I
> really appreciate having somebody like yourself go over this and
> point out corrections.
part of my job ;)
> The definitions in some cases were taken from textbooks, in some
> cases were paraphrased from textbooks, and in some cases were just
> made up on the spot. I didn't know that references were needed, and
> am also not sure what to do about a definition that was inspired by
> a textbook but didn't in fact follow the textbook verbatim. If it's
> OK to cite two sources I can cite the dictionary and also cite
I do this all the time.
> Mainly I did the definitions in order to try to be a good
> "citizen" of GO. I hope that if somebody else can come up with
> better ones, somebody will.
> The main reason for having "fertility" is to try to create a
> term that is as good as possible an antonym to the defect seen in
> worms with Sterile phenotypes in RNAi. To do this better (i.e.,
> make it an actual function-like term) maybe I should instead propose
> "establishment and maintenance of fertility".
I like this one better than the original.
> I think I understand the restriction on species-specific parent
> terms. After I have more comments from your end I can mull
> over what to do about that.
> --Erich Schwarz
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