Building a cell and anatomy ontology of Caenorhabditis elegans
Article first published online: 14 FEB 2003
Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Comparative and Functional Genomics
Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 121–126, February 2003
How to Cite
Lee, R. Y. N. and Sternberg, P. W. (2003), Building a cell and anatomy ontology of Caenorhabditis elegans. Comp Funct Genom, 4: 121–126. doi: 10.1002/cfg.248
- Issue published online: 14 FEB 2003
- Article first published online: 14 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 DEC 2002
- Manuscript Received: 11 NOV 2002
- Caenorhabditis elegans;
- cell and anatomy;
- information technology
We are endowed with a rich knowledge about Caenorhabditis elegans. Its stereotyped anatomy and development has stimulated research and resulted in the accumulation of cell-based information concerning gene expression, and the role of specific cells in developmental signalling and behavioural circuits. To make the information more accessible to sophisticated queries and automated retrieval systems, WormBase has begun to construct a C. elegans cell and anatomy ontology. Here we present our strategies and progress. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.