The Gene Oncology (GO) database and informatics resource

M. A. Harris*, J. Clark, A. Ireland, J. Lomax, M. Ashburner, R. Foulger, K. Eilbeck, S. Lewis, B. Marshall, C. Mungall, J. Richter, G. M. Rubin, J. A. Blake, C. Bult, M. Dolan, H. Drabkin, J. T. Eppig, D. P. Hill, L. Ni, M. RingwaldR. Balakrishnan, J. M. Cherry, K. R. Christie, M. C. Costanzo, S. S. Dwight, S. Engel, D. G. Fisk, J. E. Hirschman, E. L. Hong, R. S. Nash, A. Sethuraman, C. L. Theesfeld, D. Botstein, K. Dolinski, B. Feierbach, T. Berardini, S. Mundodi, S. Y. Rhee, R. Apweiler, D. Barrell, E. Camon, E. Dimmer, V. Lee, R. Chisholm, P. Gaudet, W. Kibbe, R. Kishore, E. M. Schwarz, P. Sternberg, M. Gwinn, L. Hannick, J. Wortman, M. Berriman, V. Wood, N. de la Cruz, P. Tonellato, P. Jaiswal, T. Seigfried, R. White

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Abstract

The Gene Ontology (GO) project (http://www.geneontology.org/) provides structured, controlled vocabularies and classifications that cover several domains of molecular and cellular biology and are freely available for community use in the annotation of genes, gene products and sequences. Many model organism databases and genome annotation groups use the GO and contribute their annotation sets to the GO resource. The GO database integrates the vocabularies and contributed annotations and provides full access to this information in several formats. Members of the GO Consortium continually work collectively, involving outside experts as needed, to expand and update the GO vocabularies. The GO Web resource also provides access to extensive documentation about the GO project and links to applications that use GO data for functional analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)D258-D261
JournalNucleic acids research
Volume32
Issue numberDATABASE ISS.
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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