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OntoBiotope is an ontology of microorganism habitats. Its modeling principle and its lexicon reflect the biotope classification used by biologists to describe microorganism isolation sites (e.g. GenBank, GOLD, ATCC). OntoBiotope is developed and maintained by the Meta-omics of Microbial Ecosystems (MEM) network in which 30 microbiologists from INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) from all fields of applied microbiology participate. The relevance of OntoBiotope terms is evaluated through the PubMedBiotope semantic search engine. It identifies and categorizes microbial biotopes in all PubMed abstracts by applying the ToMap method (Text to Ontology Mapping) to the OntoBiotope ontology. It also indexes 3,35 millions relations between taxa and their habitats.


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Created in 2012

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How to cite this record OntoBiotope; OntoBiotope; DOI:; Last edited: April 15, 2021, 3:43 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 25 2021 4:57 a.m.

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Record added: Jan. 18, 2018, 3:41 p.m.
Record updated: April 15, 2021, 2:06 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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