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ready Dictyostelium Phenotype Ontology

Abbreviation: DDPHENO

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A structured controlled vocabulary of phenotypes of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. The Dicty Phenotype Ontology is a hierarchical controlled vocabulary used for annotating strains with phenotypes. Terms from the Dicty Phenotype Ontology are required when annotating phenotypes within dictyBase. The phenotype ontology consists of two composite terms: (1) the anatomical part or the biological process changed in the mutant, and (2) a quality describing that modification. For example, a ‘delayed aggregation’ phenotype qualifies the ‘aggregation’ (biological process) as being ‘delayed’, or the ‘decreased spore size’ qualifies the ‘spore’ to be of ‘decreased size’.

How to cite this record DDPHENO; Dictyostelium Phenotype Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:37 p.m.; Last accessed: Dec 06 2021 2:30 p.m.

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One stop shop for everything Dictyostelium: dictyBase and the Dicty Stock Center in 2012

Fey P, Dodson RJ, Basu S, Chisholm RL.
Methods Mol Bio 2012

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dictyBase is a single-access database for the complete genome sequence and expression data of four Dictyostelid species providing information on research, genome and annotations. There is also a repository of plasmids and strains held at the Dicty Stock Centre. Relevant literature is integrated into the database, and gene models and functional annotation are manually curated from experimental results and comparative multigenome analyses.

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  • GM64426 (National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Bethesda, MD, USA)