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[Gofriends] Mistake in GO structure?
dph at informatics.jax.org
Sat Jan 15 16:50:31 PST 2011
The term "respiratory gaseous exchange" refers to the process in all
organisms, even those that do not have a respiratory system. The term
"respiratory system process" refers to only those organisms that carry
out the exchange using a specialized respiratory system. Therefore the
system process is a type of the more universal process. I hope this
On 1/15/11 6:11 AM, Robinson, Peter wrote:
> The GO term "respiratory system process"
> is a child of "respiratory gaseous exchange"
> but it seems to me that "respiratory gaseous exchange" is a subclass of "respiratory system process".
> What is the logic behind the decision to structure things the way they are?
> Cheers, Peter
> PD Dr. med. Peter N. Robinson, MSc.
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