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ready Ontology of Genes and Genomes

Abbreviation: OGG

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OGG is a biological ontology in the area of genes and genomes. OGG uses the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) as its upper level ontology. This OGG document contains the genes and genomes of a list of selected organisms. Each gene in OGG has over 10 annotation items, includes gene-associated Gene Ontology (GO) and PubMed article information. OGG has represented genes in human, two viruses, and four bacteria. Additionally, 7 OGG subsets are developed to represent genes and genomes of 7 model systems including mouse, fruit fly, zebrafish, yeast, A. thaliana, C. elegans, and P. falciparum.


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Created in 2014

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How to cite this record OGG; Ontology of Genes and Genomes; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:39 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 23 2022 12:24 p.m.

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OGG: a biological ontology for representing genes and genomes in specific organisms

He Y, Liu Y, Zhao B.
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO), Houston, Texas, USA. Pages 13-20 2014

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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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  • R01AI081062 (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)