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ready Cell Line Ontology

Abbreviation: CLO

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The Cell Line Ontology (CLO) is a community-driven ontology that is developed to standardize and integrate cell line information and support computer-assisted reasoning. Thousands of cell lines have been artificially developed and used for different applications. Integration of data from multiple sources is a challenge, confounded by lack of consistent naming conventions, contamination of cell lines, and provision of the same cell lines by multiple commercial sources but with different biological attributes. CLO is a community-based effort to represent all cell lines in a standard ontology approach.


Countries that developed this resource European Union , Japan , United States

Created in 2011

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How to cite this record CLO; Cell Line Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Aug. 7, 2019, 2:59 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 18 2022 8:08 a.m.

Publication for citation  CLO: The cell line ontology. Sarntivijai S,Lin Y,Xiang Z,Meehan TF,Diehl AD,Vempati UD,Schurer SC,Pang C,Malone J,Parkinson H,Liu Y,Takatsuki T,Saijo K,Masuya H,Nakamura Y,Brush MH,Haendel MA,Zheng J,Stoeckert CJ,Peters B,Mungall CJ,Carey TE,States DJ,Athey BD,He Y; J Biomed Semantics ; 2014; 10.1186/2041-1480-5-37;

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CLO: The cell line ontology.

Sarntivijai S,Lin Y,Xiang Z,Meehan TF,Diehl AD,Vempati UD,Schurer SC,Pang C,Malone J,Parkinson H,Liu Y,Takatsuki T,Saijo K,Masuya H,Nakamura Y,Brush MH,Haendel MA,Zheng J,Stoeckert CJ,Peters B,Mungall CJ,Carey TE,States DJ,Athey BD,He Y
J Biomed Semantics 2014

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  • 1R01GM093132-01 (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)

  • 1R24OD011883 (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)

  • 200754 Gen2Phen (Cordis)

  • U54 DA021519 (National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCBCS), Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

  • grants 1R01AI081062 (YH) (Bioinformatics Resource Centers, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)