Sequence Ontology

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DescriptionBiological sequence ontology
Research centerWormBase, FlyBase, the Mouse Genome Informatics group, and the Sanger Institute

The Sequence Ontology (SO) is an ontology suitable for describing biological sequences.[1][2] It is designed to make the naming of DNA sequence features and variants consistent and therefore machine-readable and searchable.


  1. ^ Eilbeck K, Lewis SE, Mungall CJ, Yandell M, Stein L, Durbin R, Ashburner M (2005). "The Sequence Ontology: a tool for the unification of genome annotations". Genome Biology. 6 (5): R44. doi:10.1186/gb-2005-6-5-r44. PMC 1175956. PMID 15892872.
  2. ^ Mungall CJ, Batchelor C, Eilbeck K (Feb 2011). "Evolution of the Sequence Ontology terms and relationships". Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 44 (1): 87–93. doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2010.03.002. PMC 3052763. PMID 20226267.

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