GO Slims and GO Term Comparison
GO slims are lists of GO terms that have been selected from the full set of terms available from the Gene Ontology project.
GO slims can be used to generate a focused view of part of the GO or a broad overview of all of the top GO categories. Used alongside annotation data they can be used to see how a set of proteins/genes can be broadly categorized into selection of terms (this method applies the relationships that exist between terms in the ontologies).
You can use GO slims that have been predefined by members of the GO Consortium, that have been imported into QuickGO, or make a new GO slim that more closely meets with your visualization requirements.
Use the tabs on this page to choose the terms to include in your slim, which you can subsequently edit, visualise the relationships between selected terms and finally have the annotations in QuickGO 'mapped' up to your selected set of terms.
A guide to the GO slims maintained by the GO Consortium is available at http://www.geneontology.org/GO.slims.shtml.
This chart is interactive; you can click on the term boxes and legend for more information.
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