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Uberon, an integrative multi-species anatomy ontology.

Genome biology | Jul 4, 2012

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22293552

We present Uberon, an integrated cross-species ontology consisting of over 6,500 classes representing a variety of anatomical entities, organized according to traditional anatomical classification criteria. The ontology represents structures in a species-neutral way and includes extensive associations to existing species-centric anatomical ontologies, allowing integration of model organism and human data. Uberon provides a necessary bridge between anatomical structures in different taxa for cross-species inference. It uses novel methods for representing taxonomic variation, and has proved to be essential for translational phenotype analyses. Uberon is available at http://uberon.org.

Pubmed ID: 22293552 RIS Download

Mesh terms: Anatomy, Comparative | Classification | Computational Biology | Databases, Factual | Humans | Phenotype | Software | Species Specificity

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