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deprecated Microarray and Gene Expression Data Ontology

Abbreviation: MO

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This record was deprecated on Feb. 25, 2016 for the following reason(s): This resource has been integrated into the Ontology for Biomedical Investigations and is no longer maintained.

The MGED Ontology is a top level container for the MGEDCoreOntology and the MGEDExtendedOntology. The MGED ontology describes microarray experiments and is split into the MGEDCoreOntology, which supports MAGE-OM v1.0 and is organized consistently with MAGE, and the MGEDExtendedOntology, which expands MAGE v1.0 and contains concepts and relationships which are not included in MAGE. Until this entry is claimed, more information on this project can be found at If you work on the project responsible for "MGED Ontology" then please consider helping us by claiming this record and updating it appropriately.

How to cite this record MO; Microarray and Gene Expression Data Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:11 p.m.; Last accessed: Nov 14 2018 12:55 p.m.

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Record updated: May 31, 2017, 2:54 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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The MGED Ontology: a resource for semantics-based description of microarray experiments.

Bioinformatics 2006

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Implementing Databases (3)
BuG@Sbase is a microbial gene expression and comparative genomic database containing microarray datasets.

Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre Seeds Database
The Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre (NASC) provides seed and information resources to the International Arabidopsis Genome Programme and the wider research community.

OBO Foundry
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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  • 1P41HG003619 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

  • 273-02-C-0027 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)