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Accession
GO:0048648
Name
caste determination
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
None
Alternate IDs
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Definition
The process in which individuals, having the potential to develop any of several distinct developmental paths, have their individual developmental fate determined in response to environmental and/or genetic cues. Individuals with distinct developmental fates perform different functions in a colony of social insects. Source: GOC:jid
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0048648 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of caste determination (GO:0048648)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
caste determination [is_a relation] is_a  polyphenic determination (GO:0048647)
Children of caste determination (GO:0048648)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
caste determination, influence by environmental factors (GO:0048650) [is_a relation] is_a  caste determination
caste determination, influence by genetic factors (GO:0048649) [is_a relation] is_a  caste determination
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