Permits to characterize the main features of the morphology of bacterial colonies. CMO allows the sharing of current understanding of the variation of colony morphology in microbial infection among domain experts, both clinicians and researchers. The ontology is useful for information retrieval applications, providing vocabulary and taxonomy that can be used for query expansion and semantic searching in this domain.
CEB – Centre of Biological Engineering, LIBRO – Laboratório de Investigação em Biofilmes Rosário Oliveira, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal; ESEI: Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Informática, University of Vigo, Edificio Politécnico, Campus Universitario As Lagoas s/n, Ourense, Spain
CMO funding source(s)
Supported by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/REGPOT-2012-2013.1 under grant agreement n° 316265, BIOCAPS.