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GO term:anatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis
Synonym: formation of an anatomical structure involved in morphogenesis
GO id:GO:0048646
Definition:The developmental process pertaining to the initial formation of an anatomical structure from unspecified parts. This process begins with the specific processes that contribute to the appearance of the discrete structure and ends when the structural rudiment is recognizable. An anatomical structure is any biological entity that occupies space and is distinguished from its surroundings. Anatomical structures can be macroscopic such as a carpel, or microscopic such as an acrosome.
CommentsNote that, for example, the formation of a pseudopod in an amoeba would not be considered formation involved in morphogenesis because it would not be thought of as the formation of an anatomical structure that was part of the shaping of the amoeba during its development. The formation of an axon from a neuron would be considered the formation of an anatomical structure involved in morphogenesis because it contributes to the creation of the form of the neuron in a developmental sense.
Number of paths to term: 3

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-adevelopmental process
                        is-aanatomical structure development
                                part-ofanatomical structure morphogenesis
                                        is-aadenohypophysis morphogenesis +
                                        part-ofanatomical structure arrangement +
                                        part-ofanatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis [GO:0048646] (952 genes, 1714 annotations)
                                                is-aadenohypophysis formation
                                                is-aadrenal cortex formation
                                                is-aaerenchyma formation
                                                is-aamnioserosa formation
                                                is-aangiogenesis +
                                                is-aanterior neural plate formation +
                                                is-aanther wall tapetum formation +
                                                is-abeak formation
                                                is-ablastocyst formation +
                                                is-ablood microparticle formation +
                                                is-abract formation
                                                is-acardiac chamber formation +
                                                is-acellular component assembly involved in morphogenesis +
                                                is-acellularization +
                                                is-acentral nervous system formation
                                                is-acephalic furrow formation
                                                is-acerebellar cortex formation +
                                                is-acerebellar granular layer formation +
                                                is-acerebellar molecular layer formation +
                                                is-acerebellar Purkinje cell layer formation +
                                                is-acerebellum formation
                                                is-aconidium formation +
                                                is-acranial nerve formation +
                                                is-adorsal appendage formation
                                                is-adorsal motor nucleus of vagus nerve formation +
                                                is-aectodermal placode formation +
                                                is-aeggshell formation +
                                                is-aembryonic camera-type eye formation +
                                                is-aendocardial cushion formation +
                                                is-aendocardium formation
                                                is-afloor plate formation
                                                is-afloral whorl formation
                                                is-aflower formation
                                                is-aformation of anatomical boundary +
                                                is-aformation of infection structure on or near host +
                                                is-aformation of primary germ layer +
                                                is-aformation of specialized structure for nutrient acquisition from other organism involved in symbiotic interaction +
                                                is-afungiform papilla formation
                                                is-aganglion formation +
                                                is-agermarium-derived egg chamber formation +
                                                is-aglomerular capillary formation +
                                                is-aheart rudiment formation +
                                                is-aheart valve formation +
                                                is-ahindbrain formation +
                                                is-ahypophysis formation
                                                is-ainferior olivary nucleus formation
                                                is-akidney rudiment formation +
                                                is-alabyrinthine layer formation
                                                is-alamina terminalis formation
                                                is-alayer formation in cerebral cortex +
                                                is-aleaflet formation +
                                                is-alimb bud formation +
                                                is-alocus ceruleus formation
                                                is-alung lobe formation
                                                is-amammary gland bud formation +
                                                is-amammary gland cord formation
                                                is-amammary gland formation +
                                                is-amedulla oblongata formation +
                                                is-ametanephric cap formation +
                                                is-amicropyle formation
                                                is-anephric duct formation +
                                                is-aneural fold elevation formation
                                                is-aneural fold hinge point formation
                                                is-aneural keel formation
                                                is-aneural plate formation +
                                                is-aneural rod formation +
                                                is-aneurohypophysis formation
                                                is-anipple sheath formation
                                                is-anotochord formation
                                                is-aoptic cup formation involved in camera-type eye development
                                                is-aoptic vesicle formation
                                                is-aorgan formation +
                                                is-aotic vesicle formation +
                                                is-aotolith formation +
                                                is-aplatelet formation
                                                is-apons formation +
                                                is-aposterior neural plate formation +
                                                is-aprechordal plate formation
                                                is-aprimitive streak formation +
                                                is-arenal capsule formation +
                                                is-arenal vesicle formation +
                                                is-aretina layer formation +
                                                is-arhombomere formation +
                                                is-aroof plate formation
                                                is-aselective angioblast sprouting +
                                                is-asemicircular canal formation +
                                                is-ashoot axis formation +
                                                is-asomitogenesis +
                                                is-aSpemann organizer formation +
                                                is-asporulation resulting in formation of a cellular spore +
                                                is-astomatal complex formation
                                                is-asubmandibular salivary gland formation
                                                is-asuperior olivary nucleus formation
                                                is-asyncytium formation +
                                                is-ataste bud formation
                                                is-atendon formation +
                                                is-atrabecula formation +
                                                is-atracheal pit formation in open tracheal system
                                                is-atube formation +
                                                is-aventral furrow formation
                                        part-ofanatomical structure regression +
                                        part-ofapoptotic process involved in morphogenesis +
                                        is-aappendage morphogenesis +
                                        is-aascending aorta morphogenesis
                                        is-abeak morphogenesis +
                                        is-ablood vessel morphogenesis +
                                        is-abody morphogenesis +
                                        is-abone morphogenesis +
                                        is-abronchiole morphogenesis
                                        is-acardiac chamber morphogenesis +
                                        is-acardiac septum morphogenesis +
                                        is-acardiogenic plate morphogenesis
                                        is-acellular component morphogenesis +
                                        is-acentral nervous system morphogenesis +
                                        is-acerebellar cortex morphogenesis +
                                        is-acerebellar granular layer morphogenesis +
                                        is-acerebellar molecular layer morphogenesis +
                                        is-acerebellar Purkinje cell layer morphogenesis +
                                        is-acerebellum morphogenesis +
                                        is-acerebellum vasculature morphogenesis
                                        is-aciliary body morphogenesis
                                        is-acomma-shaped body morphogenesis +
                                        is-acompound eye corneal lens morphogenesis
                                        is-acranial nerve morphogenesis +
                                        is-acraniofacial suture morphogenesis +
                                        is-adescending aorta morphogenesis
                                        part-ofdevelopmental growth involved in morphogenesis +
                                        is-adiencephalon morphogenesis +
                                        is-adigestive tract morphogenesis +
                                        is-adorsal motor nucleus of vagus nerve morphogenesis +
                                        is-aectodermal placode morphogenesis +
                                        is-aembryonic morphogenesis +
                                        is-aendocardium morphogenesis +
                                        part-ofestablishment of anatomical structure orientation +
                                        is-aestablishment of tissue polarity +
                                        is-aface morphogenesis
                                        is-aforamen ovale closure
                                        is-aforebrain morphogenesis +
                                        is-aforegut morphogenesis +
                                        is-afungiform papilla morphogenesis +
                                        is-agland morphogenesis +
                                        is-aglomerulus morphogenesis +
                                        is-ahair follicle morphogenesis
                                        is-ahead morphogenesis +
                                        is-aheart valve morphogenesis +
                                        is-aheart wedging
                                        is-ahindbrain morphogenesis +
                                        is-ahindgut morphogenesis +
                                        is-ahypophysis morphogenesis +
                                        is-ainferior olivary nucleus morphogenesis +
                                        is-airis morphogenesis
                                        is-akidney vasculature morphogenesis +
                                        is-aleaflet morphogenesis +
                                        is-alens morphogenesis in camera-type eye +
                                        is-alimb joint morphogenesis +
                                        is-alocus ceruleus morphogenesis +
                                        is-alung lobe morphogenesis +
                                        is-alymph vessel morphogenesis +
                                        is-alymphangiogenesis +
                                        is-amedulla oblongata morphogenesis +
                                        is-amembranous septum morphogenesis
                                        is-ametamorphosis +
                                        is-amorphogenesis of a branching structure +
                                        is-amorphogenesis of symbiont in host cell
                                        is-amuscular septum morphogenesis
                                        is-anephric duct morphogenesis +
                                        is-anephron morphogenesis +
                                        is-aneurohypophysis morphogenesis +
                                        is-anipple morphogenesis +
                                        is-aorgan morphogenesis +
                                        is-aoutflow tract morphogenesis +
                                        is-aPeyer's patch morphogenesis
                                        is-apons morphogenesis +
                                        is-apost-anal tail morphogenesis
                                        is-apost-embryonic morphogenesis +
                                        is-aprostate gland stromal morphogenesis
                                        regulatesregulation of anatomical structure morphogenesis +
                                        is-arenal capsule morphogenesis +
                                        is-arenal system vasculature morphogenesis +
                                        is-aretina morphogenesis in camera-type eye +
                                        is-aretina vasculature morphogenesis in camera-type eye +
                                        is-arhombomere morphogenesis +
                                        is-aroot morphogenesis +
                                        is-aS-shaped body morphogenesis +
                                        is-ashoot system morphogenesis +
                                        is-asorocarp morphogenesis +
                                        is-asorocarp stalk morphogenesis
                                        is-aspiracle morphogenesis, open tracheal system
                                        is-asuperior olivary nucleus morphogenesis +
                                        is-aswim bladder inflation
                                        is-atail tip morphogenesis
                                        is-ataste bud morphogenesis +
                                        is-atissue morphogenesis +
                                        is-atrabecula morphogenesis +
                                        is-atube morphogenesis +
                                        is-aumbilical cord morphogenesis


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-adevelopmental process
                        is-aabscission +
                        is-aanatomical structure development +
                        is-aanatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis [GO:0048646] (952 genes, 1714 annotations)
                                is-aadenohypophysis formation
                                is-aadrenal cortex formation
                                is-aaerenchyma formation
                                is-aamnioserosa formation
                                is-aangiogenesis +
                                is-aanterior neural plate formation +
                                is-aanther wall tapetum formation +
                                is-abeak formation
                                is-ablastocyst formation +
                                is-ablood microparticle formation +
                                is-abract formation
                                is-acardiac chamber formation +
                                is-acellular component assembly involved in morphogenesis +
                                is-acellularization +
                                is-acentral nervous system formation
                                is-acephalic furrow formation
                                is-acerebellar cortex formation +
                                is-acerebellar granular layer formation +
                                is-acerebellar molecular layer formation +
                                is-acerebellar Purkinje cell layer formation +
                                is-acerebellum formation
                                is-aconidium formation +
                                is-acranial nerve formation +
                                is-adorsal appendage formation
                                is-adorsal motor nucleus of vagus nerve formation +
                                is-aectodermal placode formation +
                                is-aeggshell formation +
                                is-aembryonic camera-type eye formation +
                                is-aendocardial cushion formation +
                                is-aendocardium formation
                                is-afloor plate formation
                                is-afloral whorl formation
                                is-aflower formation
                                is-aformation of anatomical boundary +
                                is-aformation of infection structure on or near host +
                                is-aformation of primary germ layer +
                                is-aformation of specialized structure for nutrient acquisition from other organism involved in symbiotic interaction +
                                is-afungiform papilla formation
                                is-aganglion formation +
                                is-agermarium-derived egg chamber formation +
                                is-aglomerular capillary formation +
                                is-aheart rudiment formation +
                                is-aheart valve formation +
                                is-ahindbrain formation +
                                is-ahypophysis formation
                                is-ainferior olivary nucleus formation
                                is-akidney rudiment formation +
                                is-alabyrinthine layer formation
                                is-alamina terminalis formation
                                is-alayer formation in cerebral cortex +
                                is-aleaflet formation +
                                is-alimb bud formation +
                                is-alocus ceruleus formation
                                is-alung lobe formation
                                is-amammary gland bud formation +
                                is-amammary gland cord formation
                                is-amammary gland formation +
                                is-amedulla oblongata formation +
                                is-ametanephric cap formation +
                                is-amicropyle formation
                                is-anephric duct formation +
                                is-aneural fold elevation formation
                                is-aneural fold hinge point formation
                                is-aneural keel formation
                                is-aneural plate formation +
                                is-aneural rod formation +
                                is-aneurohypophysis formation
                                is-anipple sheath formation
                                is-anotochord formation
                                is-aoptic cup formation involved in camera-type eye development
                                is-aoptic vesicle formation
                                is-aorgan formation +
                                is-aotic vesicle formation +
                                is-aotolith formation +
                                is-aplatelet formation
                                is-apons formation +
                                is-aposterior neural plate formation +
                                is-aprechordal plate formation
                                is-aprimitive streak formation +
                                is-arenal capsule formation +
                                is-arenal vesicle formation +
                                is-aretina layer formation +
                                is-arhombomere formation +
                                is-aroof plate formation
                                is-aselective angioblast sprouting +
                                is-asemicircular canal formation +
                                is-ashoot axis formation +
                                is-asomitogenesis +
                                is-aSpemann organizer formation +
                                is-asporulation resulting in formation of a cellular spore +
                                is-astomatal complex formation
                                is-asubmandibular salivary gland formation
                                is-asuperior olivary nucleus formation
                                is-asyncytium formation +
                                is-ataste bud formation
                                is-atendon formation +
                                is-atrabecula formation +
                                is-atracheal pit formation in open tracheal system
                                is-atube formation +
                                is-aventral furrow formation
                        is-aanatomical structure morphogenesis +
                        is-adevelopment involved in symbiotic interaction +
                        is-adevelopmental process involved in reproduction +
                        is-adormancy process +
                        is-amaintenance of cell number +
                        negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of developmental process +
                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of developmental process +
                        regulatesregulation of developmental process +
                        is-asingle-organism developmental process +
                        is-aspore germination +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-adevelopmental process
                        is-aanatomical structure morphogenesis
                                is-aadenohypophysis morphogenesis +
                                part-ofanatomical structure arrangement +
                                part-ofanatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis [GO:0048646] (952 genes, 1714 annotations)
                                        is-aadenohypophysis formation
                                        is-aadrenal cortex formation
                                        is-aaerenchyma formation
                                        is-aamnioserosa formation
                                        is-aangiogenesis +
                                        is-aanterior neural plate formation +
                                        is-aanther wall tapetum formation +
                                        is-abeak formation
                                        is-ablastocyst formation +
                                        is-ablood microparticle formation +
                                        is-abract formation
                                        is-acardiac chamber formation +
                                        is-acellular component assembly involved in morphogenesis +
                                        is-acellularization +
                                        is-acentral nervous system formation
                                        is-acephalic furrow formation
                                        is-acerebellar cortex formation +
                                        is-acerebellar granular layer formation +
                                        is-acerebellar molecular layer formation +
                                        is-acerebellar Purkinje cell layer formation +
                                        is-acerebellum formation
                                        is-aconidium formation +
                                        is-acranial nerve formation +
                                        is-adorsal appendage formation
                                        is-adorsal motor nucleus of vagus nerve formation +
                                        is-aectodermal placode formation +
                                        is-aeggshell formation +
                                        is-aembryonic camera-type eye formation +
                                        is-aendocardial cushion formation +
                                        is-aendocardium formation
                                        is-afloor plate formation
                                        is-afloral whorl formation
                                        is-aflower formation
                                        is-aformation of anatomical boundary +
                                        is-aformation of infection structure on or near host +
                                        is-aformation of primary germ layer +
                                        is-aformation of specialized structure for nutrient acquisition from other organism involved in symbiotic interaction +
                                        is-afungiform papilla formation
                                        is-aganglion formation +
                                        is-agermarium-derived egg chamber formation +
                                        is-aglomerular capillary formation +
                                        is-aheart rudiment formation +
                                        is-aheart valve formation +
                                        is-ahindbrain formation +
                                        is-ahypophysis formation
                                        is-ainferior olivary nucleus formation
                                        is-akidney rudiment formation +
                                        is-alabyrinthine layer formation
                                        is-alamina terminalis formation
                                        is-alayer formation in cerebral cortex +
                                        is-aleaflet formation +
                                        is-alimb bud formation +
                                        is-alocus ceruleus formation
                                        is-alung lobe formation
                                        is-amammary gland bud formation +
                                        is-amammary gland cord formation
                                        is-amammary gland formation +
                                        is-amedulla oblongata formation +
                                        is-ametanephric cap formation +
                                        is-amicropyle formation
                                        is-anephric duct formation +
                                        is-aneural fold elevation formation
                                        is-aneural fold hinge point formation
                                        is-aneural keel formation
                                        is-aneural plate formation +
                                        is-aneural rod formation +
                                        is-aneurohypophysis formation
                                        is-anipple sheath formation
                                        is-anotochord formation
                                        is-aoptic cup formation involved in camera-type eye development
                                        is-aoptic vesicle formation
                                        is-aorgan formation +
                                        is-aotic vesicle formation +
                                        is-aotolith formation +
                                        is-aplatelet formation
                                        is-apons formation +
                                        is-aposterior neural plate formation +
                                        is-aprechordal plate formation
                                        is-aprimitive streak formation +
                                        is-arenal capsule formation +
                                        is-arenal vesicle formation +
                                        is-aretina layer formation +
                                        is-arhombomere formation +
                                        is-aroof plate formation
                                        is-aselective angioblast sprouting +
                                        is-asemicircular canal formation +
                                        is-ashoot axis formation +
                                        is-asomitogenesis +
                                        is-aSpemann organizer formation +
                                        is-asporulation resulting in formation of a cellular spore +
                                        is-astomatal complex formation
                                        is-asubmandibular salivary gland formation
                                        is-asuperior olivary nucleus formation
                                        is-asyncytium formation +
                                        is-ataste bud formation
                                        is-atendon formation +
                                        is-atrabecula formation +
                                        is-atracheal pit formation in open tracheal system
                                        is-atube formation +
                                        is-aventral furrow formation
                                part-ofanatomical structure regression +
                                part-ofapoptotic process involved in morphogenesis +
                                is-aappendage morphogenesis +
                                is-aascending aorta morphogenesis
                                is-abeak morphogenesis +
                                is-ablood vessel morphogenesis +
                                is-abody morphogenesis +
                                is-abone morphogenesis +
                                is-abronchiole morphogenesis
                                is-acardiac chamber morphogenesis +
                                is-acardiac septum morphogenesis +
                                is-acardiogenic plate morphogenesis
                                is-acellular component morphogenesis +
                                is-acentral nervous system morphogenesis +
                                is-acerebellar cortex morphogenesis +
                                is-acerebellar granular layer morphogenesis +
                                is-acerebellar molecular layer morphogenesis +
                                is-acerebellar Purkinje cell layer morphogenesis +
                                is-acerebellum morphogenesis +
                                is-acerebellum vasculature morphogenesis
                                is-aciliary body morphogenesis
                                is-acomma-shaped body morphogenesis +
                                is-acompound eye corneal lens morphogenesis
                                is-acranial nerve morphogenesis +
                                is-acraniofacial suture morphogenesis +
                                is-adescending aorta morphogenesis
                                part-ofdevelopmental growth involved in morphogenesis +
                                is-adiencephalon morphogenesis +
                                is-adigestive tract morphogenesis +
                                is-adorsal motor nucleus of vagus nerve morphogenesis +
                                is-aectodermal placode morphogenesis +
                                is-aembryonic morphogenesis +
                                is-aendocardium morphogenesis +
                                part-ofestablishment of anatomical structure orientation +
                                is-aestablishment of tissue polarity +
                                is-aface morphogenesis
                                is-aforamen ovale closure
                                is-aforebrain morphogenesis +
                                is-aforegut morphogenesis +
                                is-afungiform papilla morphogenesis +
                                is-agland morphogenesis +
                                is-aglomerulus morphogenesis +
                                is-ahair follicle morphogenesis
                                is-ahead morphogenesis +
                                is-aheart valve morphogenesis +
                                is-aheart wedging
                                is-ahindbrain morphogenesis +
                                is-ahindgut morphogenesis +
                                is-ahypophysis morphogenesis +
                                is-ainferior olivary nucleus morphogenesis +
                                is-airis morphogenesis
                                is-akidney vasculature morphogenesis +
                                is-aleaflet morphogenesis +
                                is-alens morphogenesis in camera-type eye +
                                is-alimb joint morphogenesis +
                                is-alocus ceruleus morphogenesis +
                                is-alung lobe morphogenesis +
                                is-alymph vessel morphogenesis +
                                is-alymphangiogenesis +
                                is-amedulla oblongata morphogenesis +
                                is-amembranous septum morphogenesis
                                is-ametamorphosis +
                                is-amorphogenesis of a branching structure +
                                is-amorphogenesis of symbiont in host cell
                                is-amuscular septum morphogenesis
                                is-anephric duct morphogenesis +
                                is-anephron morphogenesis +
                                is-aneurohypophysis morphogenesis +
                                is-anipple morphogenesis +
                                is-aorgan morphogenesis +
                                is-aoutflow tract morphogenesis +
                                is-aPeyer's patch morphogenesis
                                is-apons morphogenesis +
                                is-apost-anal tail morphogenesis
                                is-apost-embryonic morphogenesis +
                                is-aprostate gland stromal morphogenesis
                                regulatesregulation of anatomical structure morphogenesis +
                                is-arenal capsule morphogenesis +
                                is-arenal system vasculature morphogenesis +
                                is-aretina morphogenesis in camera-type eye +
                                is-aretina vasculature morphogenesis in camera-type eye +
                                is-arhombomere morphogenesis +
                                is-aroot morphogenesis +
                                is-aS-shaped body morphogenesis +
                                is-ashoot system morphogenesis +
                                is-asorocarp morphogenesis +
                                is-asorocarp stalk morphogenesis
                                is-aspiracle morphogenesis, open tracheal system
                                is-asuperior olivary nucleus morphogenesis +
                                is-aswim bladder inflation
                                is-atail tip morphogenesis
                                is-ataste bud morphogenesis +
                                is-atissue morphogenesis +
                                is-atrabecula morphogenesis +
                                is-atube morphogenesis +
                                is-aumbilical cord morphogenesis


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MGI 5.19
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