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GONAME(1e) EMBOSS Manual for Debian GONAME(1e)


goname - Find GO ontology terms by name


goname -query string [-namespace list] -subclasses boolean -obsolete boolean -goname outobo

goname -help


goname is a command line program from EMBOSS (“the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite”). It is part of the "Ontology:GO,Data retrieval:Ontology data" command group(s).


Input section

-query string

Additional section

-namespace list

By default all terms are returned. Searches can be limited to one or a few namespaces. Default value: *

Advanced section

-subclasses boolean

Extend the query matches to include all terms which are specialisations (GO sub-classes) of the matched type. Default value: N

-obsolete boolean

The default behaviour is to not use or return obsolete terms. This option if set will include all terms. Default value: N

Output section

-goname outobo


Bugs can be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking system (, or directly to the EMBOSS developers (


goname is fully documented via the tfm(1) system.


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05/11/2012 EMBOSS 6.4.0