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Genome Biol. 2012 Jan 31;13(1):R5. doi: 10.1186/gb-2012-13-1-r5.

Uberon, an integrative multi-species anatomy ontology.

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  • 1Genomics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cycltotron Road MS 64-121, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. CJMungall@lbl.gov

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.

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