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ready Infection Disease Ontology Malaria

Abbreviation: IDOMAL

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An application ontology for malaria extending the infectious disease ontology (IDO). With about half a billion cases, of which nearly one million fatal ones, malaria constitutes one of the major infectious diseases worldwide. A recently revived effort to eliminate the disease also focuses on IT resources for its efficient control, which prominently includes the control of the mosquito vectors that transmit the Plasmodium pathogens. As part of this effort, IDOMAL has been developed and it is continually being updated.

How to cite this record IDOMAL; Infection Disease Ontology Malaria; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:38 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 19 2019 10:47 a.m.

Record updated: Sept. 8, 2016, 7:38 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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IDOMAL: the malaria ontology revisited.

Topalis P,Mitraka E,Dritsou V,Dialynas E,Louis C
J Biomed Semantics 2013

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IDOMAL: an ontology for malaria.

Topalis P,Mitraka E,Bujila I,Deligianni E,Dialynas E,Siden-Kiamos I,Troye-Blomberg M,Louis C
Malar J 2010

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VectorBase is a web-accessible data repository for information about invertebrate vectors of human pathogens. VectorBase annotates and maintains vector genomes providing an integrated resource for the research community. Currently, VectorBase contains genome information for 38 organisms including Anopheles gambiae, a vector for the Plasmodium protozoan agent causing malaria, and Aedes aegypti, a vector for the flaviviral agents causing Yellow fever and Dengue fever. Recent additions include large scale variant (SNP) datasets and population genetics data (genotype/phenotype).

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The Open Biological and Biomedical Ontology (OBO) Foundry is a collective of ontology developers that are committed to collaboration and adherence to shared principles. The mission of the OBO Foundry is to develop a family of interoperable ontologies that are both logically well-formed and scientifically accurate. To achieve this, OBO Foundry participants voluntarily adhere to and contribute to the development of an evolving set of principles including open use, collaborative development, non-overlapping and strictly-scoped content, and common syntax and relations, based on ontology models that work well, such as the Gene Ontology (GO). The OBO Foundry is overseen by an Operations Committee with Editorial, Technical and Outreach working groups.

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Grant Number(s)

  • FP7 201588 (European Commission)

  • FP7 223736 (European Commission)

  • HHSN266200400039C (Bioinformatics Resource Centers, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)

  • HHSN272200900039C (Bioinformatics Resource Centers, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)