Anatomical structure development

Definition: The biological process whose specific outcome is the progression of an anatomical structure from an initial condition to its mature state. This process begins with the formation of the structure and ends with the mature structure, whatever form that may be including its natural destruction. 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.

ID: GO:0048856


Articles referencing this term

Transcription regulatory networks in Caenorhabditis elegans inferred through reverse-engineering of gene expression profiles constitute biological hypotheses for metazoan development
Vanessa Vermeirssen, Anagha Joshi, Tom Michoel, Eric Bonnet, Tine Casneuf and Yves Van de Peer, Mol. BioSyst., 2009 , 5 , 1817
DOI: 10.1039/b908108a

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