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Ontologies in MGI

We strongly recommend the use of OBO Foundry best practices including open use, collaborative development, non-overlapping and strictly-scoped content, and common syntax and relations. For other ontologies used by MGI, see OBO Foundry for more information regarding license, availability, usage and term request trackers.

Ontology modifications

The Mammalian Phenotype (MP) Ontology, the Mouse Developmental Anatomy (EMAPA) Ontology, and the Mouse Adult Anatomy Ontology (MA) are under active development. Changes and additions to these ontologies should be performed by the ontology developers at MGI or in coordination with the development team. Licensing information can be found here.

For the MP ontology, requests may be submitted via email to pheno@jax.org or through the MP ontology term tracker.

For the MA and EMAPA ontologies, requests may be submitted via email to MAontology@jax.org or through the MA and EMAPA ontology term tracker.

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Contributing Projects:
Mouse Genome Database (MGD), Gene Expression Database (GXD), Mouse Models of Human Cancer database (MMHCdb) (formerly Mouse Tumor Biology (MTB)), Gene Ontology (GO)
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last database update
05/14/2024
MGI 6.23
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