Hi! I have a list of GO terms. I would like to know if in my list there are any child or ancestor terms of other GO terms in the list. Is there a tool to do this? Where can I alternatively download such a schema? Please let me know. Thanks, cheers.
GO terms do not occupy strict fixed levels in the hierarchy. Because GO is structured as a graph, terms would appear at different 'levels' if different paths were followed through the graph. This is especially true if one mixes the different relations used to connect terms. Thus it is more proper to ask: "what is the maximum depth of such and such a term" (or minimum, average, etc.).