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ready Ontology of Physics for Biology

Abbreviation: OPB

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The Ontology of Physics for Biology is a reference of classical physics as applied to the dynamics of biological systems. This resource provides a reference ontology of physical properties (e.g., pressure, chemical concentration) and principles (e.g., Ohm’s law, Ficke’s law) by which the physical meaning of biosimulation models may be annotated.

How to cite this record OPB; Ontology of Physics for Biology; DOI:; Last edited: Dec. 11, 2019, 4:23 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 25 2021 3:48 a.m.

Record updated: Dec. 3, 2019, 3:34 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Physical properties of biological entities: an introduction to the ontology of physics for biology.

Cook DL,Bookstein FL,Gennari JH
PLoS One 2012

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Bridging Biological Ontologies and Biosimulation: The Ontology of Physics for Biology

Cook DL, Mejino JLV, Neal ML, Gennari JH.
AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings 2008

Ontology of physics for biology: representing physical dependencies as a basis for biological processes.

Cook DL,Neal ML,Bookstein FL,Gennari JH
J Biomed Semantics 2013

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  • GM094503 (National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Bethesda, MD, USA)

  • R01 HL087706-01 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)