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Description Uberon, an integrative multi-species anatomy ontology.
Data types
Anatomical Structures
Organisms Metazoa
Primary citation Mungall & al. (2012)[1]
Release date 2012
Data format OWL and OBO
Website http://uberon.org
Download URL http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/uberon/merged.owl
Sparql endpoint http://sparql.hegroup.org/sparql
License open

Uberon is a comparative anatomy ontology representing a variety of structures found in animals, such as lungs, muscles, bones, feathers and fins. These structures are connected to other structures via relationships such as part-of and develops-from.[1] One of the uses of this ontology is to integrate data from different biological databases, and other species-specific ontologies such as the Foundational Model of Anatomy.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Mungall, Christopher J; Torniai Carlo; Gkoutos Georgios V; Lewis Suzanna E; Haendel Melissa A (2012). "Uberon, an integrative multi-species anatomy ontology". Genome Biol. England. 13 (1): R5. PMC 3334586Freely accessible. PMID 22293552. doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-1-r5. 
  2. ^ Washington, N. L.; Haendel, M. A.; Mungall, C. J.; Ashburner, M.; Westerfield, M.; Lewis, S. E. (2009). Buetow, Kenneth H, ed. "Linking Human Diseases to Animal Models Using Ontology-Based Phenotype Annotation". PLoS Biology. 7 (11): e1000247. PMC 2774506Freely accessible. PMID 19956802. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000247. 
  3. ^ Hoehndorf, R.; Schofield, P. N.; Gkoutos, G. V. (2011). "PhenomeNET: A whole-phenome approach to disease gene discovery". Nucleic Acids Research. 39 (18): e119. PMC 3185433Freely accessible. PMID 21737429. doi:10.1093/nar/gkr538. 
  4. ^ Chen, C. K.; Mungall, C. J.; Gkoutos, G. V.; Doelken, S. C.; Köhler, S.; Ruef, B. J.; Smith, C.; Westerfield, M.; Robinson, P. N.; Lewis, S. E.; Schofield, P. N.; Smedley, D. (2012). "MouseFinder: Candidate disease genes from mouse phenotype data". Human Mutation. 33 (5): 858–866. PMC 3327758Freely accessible. PMID 22331800. doi:10.1002/humu.22051. 

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