- Term Label: behavior
- Term Accession: 0007610
- Term IRI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0007610
- Definition: The internally coordinated responses (actions or inactions) of animals (individuals or groups) to internal or external stimuli, via a mechanism that involves nervous system activity.
goslim_plant; goslim_agr; gocheck_do_not_manually_annotate; gosubset_prok
behaviour; behavioural response to stimulus; behavioral response to stimulus
comment: 1. Note that this term is in the subset of terms that should not be used for direct gene product annotation. Instead, select a child term or, if no appropriate child term exists, please request a new term. Direct annotations to this term may be amended during annotation reviews.
2. While a broader definition of behavior encompassing plants and single cell organisms would be justified on the basis of some usage (see PMID:20160973 for discussion), GO uses a tight definition that limits behavior to animals and to responses involving the nervous system, excluding plant responses that GO classifies under development, and responses of unicellular organisms that has general classifications for covering the responses of cells in multicellular organisms (e.g. cell chemotaxis).