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GO term:respiratory gaseous exchange
Synonym: breathing
Synonym: respiration
GO id:GO:0007585
Definition: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.
Number of paths to term: 2

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


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-amulticellular organismal process
                        is-asingle-multicellular organism process
                                is-aadult behavior +
                                is-aage-dependent behavioral decline
                                is-abeta-amyloid clearance +
                                is-abud dormancy process
                                is-acallus formation
                                part-ofcell recognition +
                                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-ahatching behavior
                                is-ainnervation +
                                is-akeratinization +
                                is-alarval behavior +
                                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 growth +
                                is-amulticellular organismal development +
                                is-amulticellular organismal homeostasis +
                                is-amulticellular organismal metabolic process +
                                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 +
                                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-aregulation of body fluid levels +
                                is-arespiratory gaseous exchange [GO:0007585] (51 genes, 59 annotations)
                                        regulatesregulation of respiratory gaseous exchange +
                                        is-arespiratory system process +
                                is-aresponse to dietary excess +
                                is-ascab formation
                                is-asecretion by tissue +
                                is-aseed dormancy process +
                                is-aseed germination +
                                is-asleep +
                                is-astem cell maintenance +
                                is-asystem process +
                                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 +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-multicellular organism process
                                is-aadult behavior +
                                is-aage-dependent behavioral decline
                                is-abeta-amyloid clearance +
                                is-abud dormancy process
                                is-acallus formation
                                part-ofcell recognition +
                                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-ahatching behavior
                                is-ainnervation +
                                is-akeratinization +
                                is-alarval behavior +
                                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 growth +
                                is-amulticellular organismal development +
                                is-amulticellular organismal homeostasis +
                                is-amulticellular organismal metabolic process +
                                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 +
                                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-aregulation of body fluid levels +
                                is-arespiratory gaseous exchange [GO:0007585] (51 genes, 59 annotations)
                                        regulatesregulation of respiratory gaseous exchange +
                                        is-arespiratory system process +
                                is-aresponse to dietary excess +
                                is-ascab formation
                                is-asecretion by tissue +
                                is-aseed dormancy process +
                                is-aseed germination +
                                is-asleep +
                                is-astem cell maintenance +
                                is-asystem process +
                                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 +


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