Aims to describe lesions that arise in laboratory mice. MPATH was constructed ab initio by a group of clinical and veterinary pathologists in 2000. It has been used for the MoDIS database to capture and investigate pathology data from a massive aging expriment which has systematically phenotyped 31 of the most important inbred mouse strains.
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.
Serves for major plant characteristics used in functional ecology. TOP covers about 850 plant characteristics building on existing standards defined in the context of terminological initiatives. It can be used to describe plant traits and environmental associations and provides simple semantic relationships among these concepts.
Aids users to integrate and analyze the information contained in Floras. FLOPO permits description of traits of plant species found in Floras. It allows integration of qualitative trait data from different sources, including: text-based descriptions of phenotypes, image-based representations of plant traits such as those found in photos and specimen scans, as well as information about traits and phenotypes in trait databases.
Assists users to perform annotation on rat strains in a standardized manner. RS reflects the breeding history and genetic makeup of the strains to simplify querying and retrieval, analysis and comparisons amongst strains. The ontology can be used to classify all of the wild type, heterozygous, and homozygous strains, with the mutants further grouped under these strain subtypes. It also can serve for predicting the genomic contents a particular strain may have inherited from the parental strains.
A structured vocabulary for describing mammalian phenotypes and serves as a critical tool for efficient annotation and comprehensive retrieval of phenotype data. MP Ontology contains broad and specific terms, facilitating annotation of data from initial observations or screens and detailed data from subsequent experimental research. It is a ‘‘precomposed’’ ontology, structured as a directed acyclic graph and using phenotype terms recognized by research biologists and clinicians that include simple compound concepts and aggregate concepts.
Offers to researchers an ontology that describes the models used in medical image simulation. OntoVIP is based on the Virtual Imaging Platform (VIP) project. It can annotate models to highlight entities such as anatomical structures, pathological structures, foreign bodies or contrast agents. The association between these entities and physical qualities used in medical image simulation process is possible.