576 Genetics and evolution

Multiple Alignment Ontology

"The goal of the MAO project is to develop a controlled, structured vocabulary, that will provide a common language not only for the construction of multiple alignments, but also for the numerous applications that exploit the information available in an integrated, global multiple alignment of a protein family. An important issue in the development of MAO is the interoperability with existing information sources, in order to maximise its’ applicability and utility.

Gene Ontology

"The Gene Ontology project is a major bioinformatics initiative with the aim of standardizing the representation of gene and gene product attributes across species and databases. The project provides a controlled vocabulary of terms for describing gene product characteristics and gene product annotation data from GO Consortium members, as well as tools to access and process this data."

Comparative Data Analysis Ontology

"CDAO stands for "Comparative Data Analysis Ontology", a formalization of concepts and relations relevant to evolutionary comparative analysis, such as phylogenetic trees, OTUs (operational taxonomic units) and compared characters (including molecular characters as well as other types). CDAO is being developed by scientists in biology, evolution, and computer science. In general, ontologies are designed to support formal or automated reasoning. Our aim in developing CDAO is to provide the language support for representing, and reasoning over, phylogenetic data and metadata.

Ontology for Genetic Interval

"Using realistic ontology BFO as its top ontology's framwork, OGI formalized the genomic element by defining an upper class 'genetic interval'. The definition of 'genetic interval' is "the spatial continuous physical entity which contains ordered genomic sets(DNA, RNA, Allele, Marker,etc.) between and including two points (Nucleic Acid Base Residue) that have a liner primary sequence sturcture. It is either a proper part of an chromosome or a RNA molecule or an artificial genetic interval."

Mobile Genetic Element Ontology

"MeGO is a Gene Ontology under construction dedicated to the functions of mobile genetic elements. The terms defined in MeGO are used to annotate phage and plasmid protein families in ACLAME.
Please note that some terms in the ontology are there transiently as markers or awaiting future incorporation in the sequence ontology (SO). The phage ontology PhiGO has now been incorporated in MeGO and can thus be accessed in MeGO version 1.0 and up."