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[Gofriends] Mistake in GO structure?

David Hill dph at informatics.jax.org
Mon Jan 17 05:12:08 PST 2011


> respiration is not necessarily breathing.  cellular respiration is not. 
Yes. This is why we made the gaseous exchange term. We wanted to clearly 
distinguish cellular respiration from the physiological process of 
breathing.
> however, i must admit that the subsumption of respiratory system 
> process by respiratory gaseous exchange is rather suspicious.  for 
> example, inhaling air into lung seems to be a respiratory system 
> process, but calling it respiratory gaseous exchange just doesn't 
> sound right. 
It is at the level of the organism. We breath in to take oxygen onto our 
bodies and we breath out to rid out bodies of carbon dioxide.


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