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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Sibling
Definition In MGI, this term refers to terms in a hierarchical controlled vocabulary such as those containing Gene Ontology (GO) terms. A "sibling" of a term is a term at the same level of the hierarchy sharing at least one ancestor. For example, the GO term alcohol dehydrogenase GO:0004022] is a sibling to the GO term aldehyde oxidase [GO:0004031]; they share the ancestor term enzyme [GO:0003824].
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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
09/23/2014
MGI 5.19
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