Using ontologies to describe mouse phenotypes

Georgios V Gkoutos, Eain C. J. Green, Ann-Marie Mallon, John M Hancock, Duncan Davidson

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The mouse is an important model of human genetic disease. Describing phenotypes of mutant mice in a standard, structured manner that will facilitate data mining is a major challenge for bioinformatics. Here we describe a novel, compositional approach to this problem which combines core ontologies from a variety of sources. This produces a framework with greater flexibility, power and economy than previous approaches. We discuss some of the issues this approach raises.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R8
JournalGenome Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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