Uberon, an integrative multi-species anatomy ontology

C. J. Mungall, C. Torniai, G. V. Gkoutos, S. E. Lewis, M. A. Haendel

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R5
JournalGenome Biol.
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2012


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