Uberon, an integrative multi-species anatomy ontology

Christopher J. Mungall, Carlo Torniai, Georgios V. Gkoutos, Suzanna E. Lewis, Melissa Haendel

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberR5
JournalGenome Biology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 31 2012

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Mungall, C. J., Torniai, C., Gkoutos, G. V., Lewis, S. E., & Haendel, M. (2012). Uberon, an integrative multi-species anatomy ontology. Genome Biology, 13(1), [R5]. https://doi.org/10.1186/gb-2012-13-1-r5

Uberon, an integrative multi-species anatomy ontology. / Mungall, Christopher J.; Torniai, Carlo; Gkoutos, Georgios V.; Lewis, Suzanna E.; Haendel, Melissa.

In: Genome Biology, Vol. 13, No. 1, R5, 31.01.2012.

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Mungall, CJ, Torniai, C, Gkoutos, GV, Lewis, SE & Haendel, M 2012, 'Uberon, an integrative multi-species anatomy ontology', Genome Biology, vol. 13, no. 1, R5. https://doi.org/10.1186/gb-2012-13-1-r5
Mungall, Christopher J. ; Torniai, Carlo ; Gkoutos, Georgios V. ; Lewis, Suzanna E. ; Haendel, Melissa. / Uberon, an integrative multi-species anatomy ontology. In: Genome Biology. 2012 ; Vol. 13, No. 1.
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