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ready FlyBase Controlled Vocabulary

Abbreviation: FB-CV

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A structured controlled vocabulary developed and used by FlyBase, including the Drosophila phenotype ontology. It provides a controlled vocabularies for use in annotation and classification of data related to Drosophila, including phenotypes and expression. It has been used to annotate over 160,000 phenotypes by FlyBase.


Countries that developed this resource United Kingdom

Created in 2007

How to cite this record FB-CV; FlyBase Controlled Vocabulary; DOI:; Last edited: Dec. 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m.; Last accessed: Mar 05 2021 11:17 p.m.

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The Drosophila phenotype ontology

Osumi-Sutherland D., Marygold S. J., Millburn G. H., McQuilton P. A., Ponting. L., Stefancsik R., Falls K., Brown N. H., Gkoutos G. V.
Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2013

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Genetic, genomic and molecular information pertaining to the model organism Drosophila melanogaster and related sequences. This database also contains information relating to human disease models in Drosophila, the use of transgenic constructs containing sequence from other organisms in Drosophila, and information on where to buy Drosophila strains and constructs.

Alliance of Genome Resources
The primary mission of the Alliance of Genome Resources (the Alliance) is to develop and maintain sustainable genome information resources that facilitate the use of diverse model organisms in understanding the genetic and genomic basis of human biology, health and disease.

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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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  • BBG0043581 (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK)

  • HG000739 (National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Bethesda, MD, USA)