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ready Infection Disease Ontology Malaria


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An application ontology for malaria extending the infectious disease ontology (IDO). With about half a billion cases, of which nearly one million fatal ones, malaria constitutes one of the major infectious diseases worldwide. A recently revived effort to eliminate the disease also focuses on IT resources for its efficient control, which prominently includes the control of the mosquito vectors that transmit the Plasmodium pathogens. As part of this effort, IDOMAL has been developed and it is continually being updated.

How to cite this record: IDOMAL; Infection Disease Ontology Malaria; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:10 p.m.; Last accessed: Mar 19 2018 10:39 a.m.

Record updated: Sept. 8, 2016, 7:38 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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IDOMAL: the malaria ontology revisited.

Topalis P,Mitraka E,Dritsou V,Dialynas E,Louis C
J Biomed Semantics 2013

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IDOMAL: an ontology for malaria.

Topalis P,Mitraka E,Bujila I,Deligianni E,Dialynas E,Siden-Kiamos I,Troye-Blomberg M,Louis C
Malar J 2010

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VectorBase is a web-accessible data repository for information about invertebrate vectors of human pathogens. VectorBase annotates and maintains vector genomes providing an integrated resource for the research community. Currently, VectorBase contains genome information for 38 organisms including Anopheles gambiae, a vector for the Plasmodium protozoan agent causing malaria, and Aedes aegypti, a vector for the flaviviral agents causing Yellow fever and Dengue fever. Recent additions include large scale variant (SNP) datasets and population genetics data (genotype/phenotype).

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  • FP7 201588 (European Commission)

  • FP7 223736 (European Commission)

  • HHSN266200400039C (Bioinformatics Resource Centers, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)

  • HHSN272200900039C (Bioinformatics Resource Centers, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)