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deprecated Teleost Anatomy Ontology

Abbreviation: TAO

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This record was deprecated on March 31, 2016 for the following reason(s): Superceded by UBERON

TAO is a multi-species ontology for teleost fishes that was initialized with terms from the Zebrafish Anatomical Ontology (ZFA). The development of the TAO focused on the skeletal system because it varies significantly across fishes, is well-preserved in fossil specimens, and it is often the focus of morphologically-based evolutionary studies in ichthyology. Note that TAO is a deprecated ontology and has been superceded by Uberon.


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Created in 2009

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How to cite this record TAO; Teleost Anatomy Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: July 5, 2019, 5:21 p.m.; Last accessed: Oct 26 2021 5:05 p.m.

Record updated: June 27, 2019, 10:57 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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The teleost anatomy ontology: anatomical representation for the genomics age.

Dahdul WM,Lundberg JG,Midford PE,Balhoff JP,Lapp H,Vision TJ,Haendel MA,Westerfield M,Mabee PM
Syst Biol 2010

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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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  • HG002659 (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)

  • NSF DBI 0641025 (National Science Foundation (NSF), USA)

  • NSF EF-0423641 (The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), USA)