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GO term:pattern specification process
Synonym: pattern biosynthesis
Synonym: pattern formation
GO id:GO:0007389
Definition:Any developmental process that results in the creation of defined areas or spaces within an organism to which cells respond and eventually are instructed to differentiate.
Number of paths to term: 7

is-adenotes an 'is-a' relationship
part-ofdenotes a 'part-of' relationship
regulatesdenotes a 'regulates' relationship
positively-regulatesdenotes a 'positively-regulates' relationship
negatively-regulatesdenotes a 'negatively-regulates' relationship


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-adevelopmental process
                        is-aanatomical structure development
                                is-amulticellular organism development
                                        part-ofabscission +
                                        part-ofappendage development +
                                        part-ofcell competition in a multicellular organism
                                        part-ofcellularization +
                                        part-ofcuticle development +
                                        part-ofdevelopment of primary sexual characteristics +
                                        part-ofeclosion +
                                        is-aembryo development +
                                        part-ofembryo implantation +
                                        part-offemale sex determination +
                                        part-offemale sex differentiation +
                                        part-offruit ripening +
                                        is-agametophyte development +
                                        part-ofgerm-line sex determination +
                                        part-ofhatching +
                                        is-ainstar larval or pupal development +
                                        is-alarval development +
                                        part-ofmale sex determination +
                                        part-ofmale sex differentiation +
                                        is-ametamorphosis +
                                        is-amulticellular organism aging +
                                        part-ofmycelium development +
                                        part-ofpattern specification process [GO:0007389] (458 genes, 1052 annotations)
                                                is-aaxis specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate commitment involved in pattern specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate determination involved in pattern specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate specification involved in pattern specification +
                                                is-aembryonic pattern specification +
                                                is-ahead segmentation +
                                                is-aimaginal disc lineage restriction +
                                                is-ainternode patterning
                                                part-ofintracellular mRNA localization involved in pattern specification process +
                                                is-alung pattern specification process +
                                                is-aneural plate pattern specification +
                                                is-aommatidial rotation
                                                is-apattern specification involved in kidney development +
                                                is-apatterning of blood vessels +
                                                is-apatterning of lymph vessels
                                                is-aregionalization +
                                                is-aregulation of R8 cell spacing in compound eye +
                                                is-arenal system pattern specification +
                                                is-asegment specification +
                                                is-aspecification of axis polarity +
                                                is-aspecification of symmetry +
                                        part-ofpolyphenic determination +
                                        part-ofpost-embryonic development +
                                        part-ofprimary sex determination +
                                        part-ofprocesses downstream of sex determination signal +
                                        regulatesregulation of multicellular organismal development +
                                        part-ofsomatic sex determination +
                                        part-ofsystem development +
                                        part-oftube development +


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-adevelopmental process
                        is-asingle-organism developmental process
                                is-amulticellular organism development
                                        part-ofabscission +
                                        part-ofappendage development +
                                        part-ofcell competition in a multicellular organism
                                        part-ofcellularization +
                                        part-ofcuticle development +
                                        part-ofdevelopment of primary sexual characteristics +
                                        part-ofeclosion +
                                        is-aembryo development +
                                        part-ofembryo implantation +
                                        part-offemale sex determination +
                                        part-offemale sex differentiation +
                                        part-offruit ripening +
                                        is-agametophyte development +
                                        part-ofgerm-line sex determination +
                                        part-ofhatching +
                                        is-ainstar larval or pupal development +
                                        is-alarval development +
                                        part-ofmale sex determination +
                                        part-ofmale sex differentiation +
                                        is-ametamorphosis +
                                        is-amulticellular organism aging +
                                        part-ofmycelium development +
                                        part-ofpattern specification process [GO:0007389] (458 genes, 1052 annotations)
                                                is-aaxis specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate commitment involved in pattern specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate determination involved in pattern specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate specification involved in pattern specification +
                                                is-aembryonic pattern specification +
                                                is-ahead segmentation +
                                                is-aimaginal disc lineage restriction +
                                                is-ainternode patterning
                                                part-ofintracellular mRNA localization involved in pattern specification process +
                                                is-alung pattern specification process +
                                                is-aneural plate pattern specification +
                                                is-aommatidial rotation
                                                is-apattern specification involved in kidney development +
                                                is-apatterning of blood vessels +
                                                is-apatterning of lymph vessels
                                                is-aregionalization +
                                                is-aregulation of R8 cell spacing in compound eye +
                                                is-arenal system pattern specification +
                                                is-asegment specification +
                                                is-aspecification of axis polarity +
                                                is-aspecification of symmetry +
                                        part-ofpolyphenic determination +
                                        part-ofpost-embryonic development +
                                        part-ofprimary sex determination +
                                        part-ofprocesses downstream of sex determination signal +
                                        regulatesregulation of multicellular organismal development +
                                        part-ofsomatic sex determination +
                                        part-ofsystem development +
                                        part-oftube development +


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-amulticellular organismal process
                        is-asingle-multicellular organism process
                                is-amulticellular organism development
                                        part-ofabscission +
                                        part-ofappendage development +
                                        part-ofcell competition in a multicellular organism
                                        part-ofcellularization +
                                        part-ofcuticle development +
                                        part-ofdevelopment of primary sexual characteristics +
                                        part-ofeclosion +
                                        is-aembryo development +
                                        part-ofembryo implantation +
                                        part-offemale sex determination +
                                        part-offemale sex differentiation +
                                        part-offruit ripening +
                                        is-agametophyte development +
                                        part-ofgerm-line sex determination +
                                        part-ofhatching +
                                        is-ainstar larval or pupal development +
                                        is-alarval development +
                                        part-ofmale sex determination +
                                        part-ofmale sex differentiation +
                                        is-ametamorphosis +
                                        is-amulticellular organism aging +
                                        part-ofmycelium development +
                                        part-ofpattern specification process [GO:0007389] (458 genes, 1052 annotations)
                                                is-aaxis specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate commitment involved in pattern specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate determination involved in pattern specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate specification involved in pattern specification +
                                                is-aembryonic pattern specification +
                                                is-ahead segmentation +
                                                is-aimaginal disc lineage restriction +
                                                is-ainternode patterning
                                                part-ofintracellular mRNA localization involved in pattern specification process +
                                                is-alung pattern specification process +
                                                is-aneural plate pattern specification +
                                                is-aommatidial rotation
                                                is-apattern specification involved in kidney development +
                                                is-apatterning of blood vessels +
                                                is-apatterning of lymph vessels
                                                is-aregionalization +
                                                is-aregulation of R8 cell spacing in compound eye +
                                                is-arenal system pattern specification +
                                                is-asegment specification +
                                                is-aspecification of axis polarity +
                                                is-aspecification of symmetry +
                                        part-ofpolyphenic determination +
                                        part-ofpost-embryonic development +
                                        part-ofprimary sex determination +
                                        part-ofprocesses downstream of sex determination signal +
                                        regulatesregulation of multicellular organismal development +
                                        part-ofsomatic sex determination +
                                        part-ofsystem development +
                                        part-oftube development +


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-amulticellular organismal process
                        is-asingle-multicellular organism process
                                is-aadult behavior +
                                is-abeta-amyloid clearance +
                                is-abud dormancy process
                                is-acallus formation
                                is-acircadian regulation of gene expression
                                is-acircadian regulation of heart rate +
                                is-acircadian regulation of translation
                                is-acoagulation +
                                is-acytokine production +
                                is-adetermination of adult lifespan +
                                is-adigestion +
                                is-agastric acid secretion +
                                is-ahatching behavior
                                is-ainnervation +
                                is-aintestinal D-glucose absorption +
                                is-aintestinal folate absorption
                                is-aintestinal lipid absorption +
                                is-akeratinization +
                                is-alarval behavior +
                                is-alearning or memory +
                                is-amegagametogenesis +
                                is-ameristem determinacy +
                                is-ameristem maintenance +
                                is-amicrogametogenesis +
                                is-amidbrain-hindbrain boundary maturation during brain development
                                is-amidbrain-hindbrain boundary maturation during neural plate development
                                is-amolting cycle +
                                is-amolting cycle process +
                                is-amorphogenesis of a branching structure +
                                is-amulticellular organism adhesion +
                                is-amulticellular organism development +
                                is-amulticellular organism growth +
                                is-amulticellular organism metabolic process +
                                is-amulticellular organismal homeostasis +
                                is-amulticellular organismal movement +
                                is-amulticellular organismal response to stress +
                                is-amulticellular organismal signaling +
                                is-amuscle attachment +
                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of multicellular organismal process +
                                is-aneurotrophin production +
                                is-aorgan growth +
                                is-aorganism emergence from protective structure +
                                is-aossification +
                                is-aotolith tethering
                                is-apattern specification process [GO:0007389] (458 genes, 1052 annotations)
                                        is-aaxis specification +
                                        part-ofcell fate commitment involved in pattern specification +
                                        part-ofcell fate determination involved in pattern specification +
                                        part-ofcell fate specification involved in pattern specification +
                                        is-aembryonic pattern specification +
                                        is-ahead segmentation +
                                        is-aimaginal disc lineage restriction +
                                        is-ainternode patterning
                                        part-ofintracellular mRNA localization involved in pattern specification process +
                                        is-alung pattern specification process +
                                        is-aneural plate pattern specification +
                                        is-aommatidial rotation
                                        is-apattern specification involved in kidney development +
                                        is-apatterning of blood vessels +
                                        is-apatterning of lymph vessels
                                        is-aregionalization +
                                        is-aregulation of R8 cell spacing in compound eye +
                                        is-arenal system pattern specification +
                                        is-asegment specification +
                                        is-aspecification of axis polarity +
                                        is-aspecification of symmetry +
                                is-aphotoreceptor cell maintenance
                                is-apigment accumulation in tissues +
                                is-aplasma lipoprotein particle clearance +
                                is-aplasma lipoprotein particle organization +
                                is-apollen germination
                                is-apolyphenic determination +
                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of multicellular organismal process +
                                is-apost-embryonic development +
                                is-aprimary growth
                                is-aproduction of molecular mediator involved in inflammatory response +
                                is-apseudocleavage +
                                is-apupariation
                                is-apupation
                                is-arenal glucose absorption
                                is-arenal rubidium ion transport +
                                is-arenal sodium ion transport +
                                is-arenal tubular secretion
                                is-arenal water transport +
                                is-arespiratory gaseous exchange +
                                is-aresponse to dietary excess +
                                is-aresponse to high population density
                                is-ascab formation
                                is-asecretion by tissue +
                                is-aseed dormancy process +
                                is-aseed germination +
                                is-asleep +
                                is-astem cell population maintenance +
                                is-atissue migration +
                                is-atissue remodeling +
                                is-atransforming growth factor beta activation +
                                is-avascular transport +
                                is-avibrational conductance of sound to the inner ear
                                is-avisual behavior +


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-multicellular organism process
                                is-amulticellular organism development
                                        part-ofabscission +
                                        part-ofappendage development +
                                        part-ofcell competition in a multicellular organism
                                        part-ofcellularization +
                                        part-ofcuticle development +
                                        part-ofdevelopment of primary sexual characteristics +
                                        part-ofeclosion +
                                        is-aembryo development +
                                        part-ofembryo implantation +
                                        part-offemale sex determination +
                                        part-offemale sex differentiation +
                                        part-offruit ripening +
                                        is-agametophyte development +
                                        part-ofgerm-line sex determination +
                                        part-ofhatching +
                                        is-ainstar larval or pupal development +
                                        is-alarval development +
                                        part-ofmale sex determination +
                                        part-ofmale sex differentiation +
                                        is-ametamorphosis +
                                        is-amulticellular organism aging +
                                        part-ofmycelium development +
                                        part-ofpattern specification process [GO:0007389] (458 genes, 1052 annotations)
                                                is-aaxis specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate commitment involved in pattern specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate determination involved in pattern specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate specification involved in pattern specification +
                                                is-aembryonic pattern specification +
                                                is-ahead segmentation +
                                                is-aimaginal disc lineage restriction +
                                                is-ainternode patterning
                                                part-ofintracellular mRNA localization involved in pattern specification process +
                                                is-alung pattern specification process +
                                                is-aneural plate pattern specification +
                                                is-aommatidial rotation
                                                is-apattern specification involved in kidney development +
                                                is-apatterning of blood vessels +
                                                is-apatterning of lymph vessels
                                                is-aregionalization +
                                                is-aregulation of R8 cell spacing in compound eye +
                                                is-arenal system pattern specification +
                                                is-asegment specification +
                                                is-aspecification of axis polarity +
                                                is-aspecification of symmetry +
                                        part-ofpolyphenic determination +
                                        part-ofpost-embryonic development +
                                        part-ofprimary sex determination +
                                        part-ofprocesses downstream of sex determination signal +
                                        regulatesregulation of multicellular organismal development +
                                        part-ofsomatic sex determination +
                                        part-ofsystem development +
                                        part-oftube development +


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-multicellular organism process
                                is-aadult behavior +
                                is-abeta-amyloid clearance +
                                is-abud dormancy process
                                is-acallus formation
                                is-acircadian regulation of gene expression
                                is-acircadian regulation of heart rate +
                                is-acircadian regulation of translation
                                is-acoagulation +
                                is-acytokine production +
                                is-adetermination of adult lifespan +
                                is-adigestion +
                                is-agastric acid secretion +
                                is-ahatching behavior
                                is-ainnervation +
                                is-aintestinal D-glucose absorption +
                                is-aintestinal folate absorption
                                is-aintestinal lipid absorption +
                                is-akeratinization +
                                is-alarval behavior +
                                is-alearning or memory +
                                is-amegagametogenesis +
                                is-ameristem determinacy +
                                is-ameristem maintenance +
                                is-amicrogametogenesis +
                                is-amidbrain-hindbrain boundary maturation during brain development
                                is-amidbrain-hindbrain boundary maturation during neural plate development
                                is-amolting cycle +
                                is-amolting cycle process +
                                is-amorphogenesis of a branching structure +
                                is-amulticellular organism adhesion +
                                is-amulticellular organism development +
                                is-amulticellular organism growth +
                                is-amulticellular organism metabolic process +
                                is-amulticellular organismal homeostasis +
                                is-amulticellular organismal movement +
                                is-amulticellular organismal response to stress +
                                is-amulticellular organismal signaling +
                                is-amuscle attachment +
                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of multicellular organismal process +
                                is-aneurotrophin production +
                                is-aorgan growth +
                                is-aorganism emergence from protective structure +
                                is-aossification +
                                is-aotolith tethering
                                is-apattern specification process [GO:0007389] (458 genes, 1052 annotations)
                                        is-aaxis specification +
                                        part-ofcell fate commitment involved in pattern specification +
                                        part-ofcell fate determination involved in pattern specification +
                                        part-ofcell fate specification involved in pattern specification +
                                        is-aembryonic pattern specification +
                                        is-ahead segmentation +
                                        is-aimaginal disc lineage restriction +
                                        is-ainternode patterning
                                        part-ofintracellular mRNA localization involved in pattern specification process +
                                        is-alung pattern specification process +
                                        is-aneural plate pattern specification +
                                        is-aommatidial rotation
                                        is-apattern specification involved in kidney development +
                                        is-apatterning of blood vessels +
                                        is-apatterning of lymph vessels
                                        is-aregionalization +
                                        is-aregulation of R8 cell spacing in compound eye +
                                        is-arenal system pattern specification +
                                        is-asegment specification +
                                        is-aspecification of axis polarity +
                                        is-aspecification of symmetry +
                                is-aphotoreceptor cell maintenance
                                is-apigment accumulation in tissues +
                                is-aplasma lipoprotein particle clearance +
                                is-aplasma lipoprotein particle organization +
                                is-apollen germination
                                is-apolyphenic determination +
                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of multicellular organismal process +
                                is-apost-embryonic development +
                                is-aprimary growth
                                is-aproduction of molecular mediator involved in inflammatory response +
                                is-apseudocleavage +
                                is-apupariation
                                is-apupation
                                is-arenal glucose absorption
                                is-arenal rubidium ion transport +
                                is-arenal sodium ion transport +
                                is-arenal tubular secretion
                                is-arenal water transport +
                                is-arespiratory gaseous exchange +
                                is-aresponse to dietary excess +
                                is-aresponse to high population density
                                is-ascab formation
                                is-asecretion by tissue +
                                is-aseed dormancy process +
                                is-aseed germination +
                                is-asleep +
                                is-astem cell population maintenance +
                                is-atissue migration +
                                is-atissue remodeling +
                                is-atransforming growth factor beta activation +
                                is-avascular transport +
                                is-avibrational conductance of sound to the inner ear
                                is-avisual behavior +


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-organism developmental process
                                is-amulticellular organism development
                                        part-ofabscission +
                                        part-ofappendage development +
                                        part-ofcell competition in a multicellular organism
                                        part-ofcellularization +
                                        part-ofcuticle development +
                                        part-ofdevelopment of primary sexual characteristics +
                                        part-ofeclosion +
                                        is-aembryo development +
                                        part-ofembryo implantation +
                                        part-offemale sex determination +
                                        part-offemale sex differentiation +
                                        part-offruit ripening +
                                        is-agametophyte development +
                                        part-ofgerm-line sex determination +
                                        part-ofhatching +
                                        is-ainstar larval or pupal development +
                                        is-alarval development +
                                        part-ofmale sex determination +
                                        part-ofmale sex differentiation +
                                        is-ametamorphosis +
                                        is-amulticellular organism aging +
                                        part-ofmycelium development +
                                        part-ofpattern specification process [GO:0007389] (458 genes, 1052 annotations)
                                                is-aaxis specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate commitment involved in pattern specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate determination involved in pattern specification +
                                                part-ofcell fate specification involved in pattern specification +
                                                is-aembryonic pattern specification +
                                                is-ahead segmentation +
                                                is-aimaginal disc lineage restriction +
                                                is-ainternode patterning
                                                part-ofintracellular mRNA localization involved in pattern specification process +
                                                is-alung pattern specification process +
                                                is-aneural plate pattern specification +
                                                is-aommatidial rotation
                                                is-apattern specification involved in kidney development +
                                                is-apatterning of blood vessels +
                                                is-apatterning of lymph vessels
                                                is-aregionalization +
                                                is-aregulation of R8 cell spacing in compound eye +
                                                is-arenal system pattern specification +
                                                is-asegment specification +
                                                is-aspecification of axis polarity +
                                                is-aspecification of symmetry +
                                        part-ofpolyphenic determination +
                                        part-ofpost-embryonic development +
                                        part-ofprimary sex determination +
                                        part-ofprocesses downstream of sex determination signal +
                                        regulatesregulation of multicellular organismal development +
                                        part-ofsomatic sex determination +
                                        part-ofsystem development +
                                        part-oftube development +


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