This is the home page of the Fungal Anatomy Ontology
project. The project aims to develop a controlled vocabulary to
describe the 'anatomy' of fungi and other microbes, called the
fungal anatomy ontology (FAO). The ontology has been deposited with the
Open Biomedical Ontologies (OBO).
The FAO ontology is orthogonal to
those developed by the GO Consortium and the others listed at the
OBO. Thus, the FAO may be used alone
conjunction with the ontologies at GO and OBO to make robust
functional annotations. Researchers are encouraged to help develop and to use the FAO in their work.
The FAO is being developed by researchers in diverse fungal research communities
Participants). The ontology is still small; all help is welcome!
Anyone may suggest terms for the ontology. There are some guidelines you should think about as you make
suggestions. All requests should be posted to the
public fungal-ontology e-mail list.
last updated: 5 May, 2009