The relationship between the depth of the GO hierarchy and IC. For each GO term, we retrieved the total number of parent terms leading back to the root term, and the total number of children terms. Each dot on the plot represents a GO term, for a total of 8424 terms that have been used in at least one gene annotation within the mouse corpus. The log10 values are plotted each against the pre-calculated IC for that term; jitter was added to each point to reduce overlapping data.
Mistry and Pavlidis BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9:327 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-9-327