Term Information [More information on M phase]

Accession
GO:0000279
Name
M phase
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
M-phase
Definition
A cell cycle phase during which nuclear division occurs, and which is comprises the phases: prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase. Source: GOC:mtg_cell_cycle
Comment
Note that this term should not be used for direct annotation. If you are trying to make an annotation to x phase, it is likely that the correct annotation is 'regulation of x/y phase transition' or to a process which occurs during the reported phase (i.e mitotic DNA replication for mitotic S-phase). To capture the phase when a specific location or process is observed, the phase term can be used in an annotation extension (PMID:24885854) applied to a cellular component term (with the relation exists_during) or a biological process term (with the relation happens_during).
History
See term history for GO:0000279 at QuickGO
Subset
gocheck_do_not_annotate
Community
GN Add usage comments for this term on the GONUTS wiki.
Feedback
Contact the GO Helpdesk if you find mistakes or have concerns about the data you find here.
Contacting server...
View this term in QuickGO.

Graph of GO:0000279 from QuickGO

Additional external viewing options
Additional internal viewing options
Ancestors of M phase (GO:0000279)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
M phase [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
M phase [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological phase (GO:0044848)
M phase [is_a relation] is_a  cell cycle phase (GO:0022403)
Children of M phase (GO:0000279)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
meiotic M phase (GO:0051327) [is_a relation] is_a  M phase
metaphase (GO:0051323) [part_of relation] part_of  M phase
mitotic M phase (GO:0000087) [is_a relation] is_a  M phase
prophase (GO:0051324) [part_of relation] part_of  M phase
telophase (GO:0051326) [part_of relation] part_of  M phase
Wikipedia
M_phase