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[Gofriends] Mistake in GO structure?

David Hill dph at informatics.jax.org
Mon Jan 17 07:45:36 PST 2011


> "
> The process of gaseous exchange between an organism and its 
> environment. In plants, microorganisms, and many small animals, air or 
> water makes direct contact with the organism's cells or tissue fluids, 
> and the processes of diffusion supply the organism with dioxygen (O2) 
> and remove carbon dioxide (CO2). In larger animals the efficiency of 
> gaseous exchange is improved by specialized respiratory organs, such 
> as lungs and gills, which are ventilated by breathing mechanisms.
> "
Would it be better if we changed the last sentence to:

In larger animals gaseous exchange is achieved by the coordinated 
function of specialized respiratory organs, such as lungs and gills.

?

D



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