Fungal Anatomy Ontology Project


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   Open Biomedical Ontologies (OBO)
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   Gene Ontology Consortium (GO)
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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 or in 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 (see Project 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

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