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UBERON:0008258 oral surface: tentative definition and relation to UBERON:0000165 mouth? #661
Definition could be:
"Pertaining to the side or surface around the mouth in an animal that has radial symmetry such as a starfish.[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/actinal].
So, 'subumbrella' as synonym, and also should be useful to have a relation to UBERON:0000165 mouth (has_part?)
Are you sure the def is correct? it's just not around the mouth - even the tips of each of the 5 appendages of a starfish have an oral surface and an aboral surface, no?
We have been putting surfaces in BSPO
We should add 'oral surface' there.
Note that in BSPO and Uberon, surfaces are immaterial. This means genes can't be expressed there. And the only parts it would have would be immaterial. So the oral surface of a starfish would have as a part (debatably) 2D lumen of oral opening. You might be thinking at this point this isn't what you really want...
Maybe you want something like this:
So 'oral side subdivision' would be the upward of the two divisions of the starfish when you slice it lengthwise. Somehat analogous to a ventrum of a morphologically bilaterally symmetric animal.
From here there could be layered divisions, such as 'oral side integument'. This might be a better place for the label 'subumbrella'. Should this end at the oral boundary, or continue into the mouth... as far as the pharynx?
Is this for homology or expression curation?
We do have 'sides' in BSPO that are structures
I think the organism subdivisions are still appropriate for uberon though, especially layers of these, e.g. integument
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Mar 11, 2015
for homology purpose the use of 'mouth' for all animal that eats should be fine, I guess.