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ready FlyBase Controlled Vocabulary


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A structured controlled vocabulary developed and used by FlyBase, including the Drosophila phenotype ontology. It provides a controlled vocabularies for use in annotation and classification of data related to Drosophila, including phenotypes and expression. It has been used to annotate over 160,000 phenotypes by FlyBase.

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Record updated: Jan. 6, 2017, 2:52 p.m. by mmc46.

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Genetic, genomic and molecular information pertaining to the model organism Drosophila melanogaster and related sequences. This database also contains information relating to human disease models in Drosophila, the use of transgenic constructs containing sequence from other organisms in Drosophila, and information on where to buy Drosophila strains and constructs.

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  • BBG0043581 (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council)

  • HG000739 (National Human Genome Research Institute)


The Drosophila phenotype ontology

Osumi-Sutherland D., Marygold S. J., Millburn G. H., McQuilton P. A., Ponting. L., Stefancsik R., Falls K., Brown N. H., Gkoutos G. V.
Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2013

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