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Resource:Subcellular Anatomy Ontology

Name: Resource:Subcellular Anatomy Ontology
Description:

The Subcellular Anatomy Ontology (SAO) is a comprehensive formal ontology developed for cellular, subcellular and supracellular entities in the nervous system. It is built according to ontology development best practices (re-use of existing ontologies; formal definitions of terms; use of foundational ontologies). It describes the parts of neurons and glia and how these parts come together to define supracellular structures such as synapses and neuropil (Fong et al., submitted).

Molecular specializations of each compartment and cell type are identified. The SAO was designed with the goal of providing a means to annotate cellular and subcellular data obtained from light and electron microscopy, including assigning macromolecules to their appropriate subcellular domains. The SAO thus provides a bridge between ontologies that describe molecular species and those concerned with more gross anatomical scales. Because it is intended to integrate into ontological efforts at these other scales, particular care was taken to construct the ontology in a way that supports such integration.
Parent Organization: Resource:The National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
Supporting Agency: NIH
Resource Type(s): Ontology
Keywords: electron microscopy, cellular structure, data integration, domains, Glial Cell, light microscopy, macromolecule, nervous system, neuroanatomy, neuronal cell, neuropil, subcellular anatomy, subcellular structure, supracellular structure, synapse
Abbreviation: SAO, NIF Subcellular
Resource: Resource
URL: http://ccdb.ucsd.edu/SAO
Id: nif-0000-00206
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AbbrevSAO, NIF Subcellular  +
CurationStatuscurated  +
DefiningCitationhttp://ccdb.ucsd.edu/SAO  +
Definition

The Subcellular Anatomy Ontology (
The Subcellular Anatomy Ontology (SAO) is a comprehensive formal ontology developed for cellular, subcellular and supracellular entities in the nervous system. It is built according to ontology development best practices (re-use of existing ontologies; formal definitions of terms; use of foundational ontologies). It describes the parts of neurons and glia and how these parts come together to define supracellular structures such as synapses and neuropil (Fong et al., submitted).

Molecular specializations of each compartment and cell type are identified. The SAO was designed with the goal of providing a means to annotate cellular and subcellular data obtained from light and electron microscopy, including assigning macromolecules to their appropriate subcellular domains. The SAO thus provides a bridge between ontologies that describe molecular species and those concerned with more gross anatomical scales. Because it is intended to integrate into ontological efforts at these other scales, particular care was taken to construct the ontology in a way that supports such integration.
way that supports such integration.
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
Has roleOntology  +
Idnif-0000-00206  +
KeywordsElectron microscopic imaging assay  +, Cellular structure  +, Data integration  +, Domains  +, Glial Cell  +, Optical imaging protocol  +, Macromolecule  +, Nervous system  +, Neuroanatomy  +, Neuron  +, Neuropil  +, Subcellular Parts Table  +, Subcellular Parts Table  +, Supra Cellular Structure  +, and Synapse  +
LabelResource:Subcellular Anatomy Ontology  +
ModifiedDate12 July 2011  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
SuperCategoryResource  +
Supporting AgencyNational Institutes of Health  +