SGD Gene Ontology Slim Mapper Help


The GO Slim Mapper maps annotations of a group of genes to more general terms and/or bins them into broad categories, ie. GO Slim terms.

Three GO Slim sets are available at SGD:

  1. Macromolecular complex terms: protein complex terms from the Cellular Component ontology
  2. Yeast GO-Slim: GO terms that represent the major Biological Processes, Molecular Functions, and Cellular Components in S. cerevisiae
  3. Generic GO-Slim: broad, high level GO terms from the Biological Process and Cellular Component ontologies selected and maintained by the Gene Ontology Consortium (GOC)

To find significant shared GO terms, or parents of those GO terms, used to describe the genes in your list, use the GO Term Finder.

Step 1: Choose Gene/ORF names
Either Enter Gene/ORF names (separated by a return or a space)
OR Upload a file of Gene/ORF names:
(.txt or .tab format)

Step 2: Choose GO SLIM Terms(s) by choosing a GO Set
Terms from the selected GO Set will be automatically entered in the box in Step 3
Step 3: Refine your list of GO Slim Terms
  • You must choose at least one term from the list
  • Select or unselect multiple options for GO terms by pressing the Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key while clicking
  • For information about a particular GO Term and its definition, type the GO Term in the Search box at the top of the page


This will map annotations made to your input list of genes from the Manually curated and High-throughput annotation methods. Go to Step 4 below for filtering options.

Optional Step 4: Select Annotation Method(s)
Default maps Manually curated and High-throughput Annotation Methods
  • Manually curated: yes no
  • High-throughput: yes no
  • Manually curated - includes annotations based on published experiments or analyses or curatorial statements that are assigned by SGD curators.
  • High-throughput - includes annotations made from published experiments performed on a high-throughput or genome-wide basis.