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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Ancestor
Definition In MGI, this term refers to terms in a hierarchical controlled vocabulary such as those containing Gene Ontology (GO), Mammalian Phenotype Ontology, and Adult Mouse Anatomical Dictionary terms. An "ancestor" of a term is a term any number of levels above it in the hierarchy from which it is descended. For example, the GO term enzyme [GO:0003824] is an ancestor to the GO term alcohol dehydrogenase [GO:0004022].
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Mouse Genome Database (MGD), Gene Expression Database (GXD), Mouse Tumor Biology (MTB), Gene Ontology (GO), MouseCyc
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last database update
04/08/2014
MGI 5.17
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