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symbiotic process
symbiosis, symbiosis, encompassing mutualism through parasitism, symbiotic interaction, symbiotic interaction between host and organism, symbiotic interaction between organisms, symbiotic interaction between species, commensalism, host-pathogen interaction, parasitism
Alternate IDs
GO:0044404, GO:0043298, GO:0072519, GO:0085031
A process carried out by gene products in an organism that enable the organism to engage in a symbiotic relationship, a more or less intimate association, with another organism. The various forms of symbiosis include parasitism, in which the association is disadvantageous or destructive to one of the organisms; mutualism, in which the association is advantageous, or often necessary to one or both and not harmful to either; and commensalism, in which one member of the association benefits while the other is not affected. However, mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism are often not discrete categories of interactions and should rather be perceived as a continuum of interaction ranging from parasitism to mutualism. In fact, the direction of a symbiotic interaction can change during the lifetime of the symbionts due to developmental changes as well as changes in the biotic/abiotic environment in which the interaction occurs. Microscopic symbionts are often referred to as endosymbionts. Source: GOC:cc,
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Parents of symbiotic process (GO:0044403)
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symbiotic process [is_a relation] is_a  interspecies interaction between organisms (GO:0044419)
Children of symbiotic process (GO:0044403)
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nodulation (GO:0009877) [is_a relation] is_a  symbiotic process
arbuscular mycorrhizal association (GO:0036377) [is_a relation] is_a  symbiotic process
symbiotic process benefiting host (GO:0085030) [is_a relation] is_a  symbiotic process
acquisition of nutrients from other organism during symbiotic interaction (GO:0051816) [is_a relation] is_a  symbiotic process
viral process (GO:0016032) [is_a relation] is_a  symbiotic process
growth of symbiont in host (GO:0044117) [is_a relation] is_a  symbiotic process
interaction with host (GO:0051701) [is_a relation] is_a  symbiotic process
hemolysis in other organism involved in symbiotic interaction (GO:0052331) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  symbiotic process
interaction with symbiont (GO:0051702) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  symbiotic process
regulation of symbiotic process (GO:0043903) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  symbiotic process
adhesion of symbiont to host (GO:0044406) [is_a relation] is_a  symbiotic process
multi-species biofilm formation (GO:0044399) [is_a relation] is_a  symbiotic process
symbiont tolerance to host environment (GO:0075141) [is_a relation] is_a  symbiotic process
reproduction of symbiont in host (GO:0061887) [is_a relation] is_a  symbiotic process