Ontology for the Anatomy of the Insect SkeletoMuscular system (AISM)
Suggested citation: Girón, J. C., Mikó, I., Gonzalez-Montaña, L. A., Tarasov, S. & Matentzoglu, N. (2023, April 14). Ontology for the Anatomy of the Insect SkeletoMuscular system (AISM). v2023-04-14. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4660322
Multispecies insect anatomy ontologies are used as bases for robust knowledge bases for specific anatomical terms (Yoder et al. 2010, HAO Portal), improve the accessibility of morphology descriptions (Balhoff et al. 2014), and are useful for improving the modeling of discrete morphological characters in phylogenetic context (Tarasov 2019a, 2019b).
There are two major reasons why insects are poorly represented amongst multispecies anatomy ontologies: lack of a base insect anatomy ontology and the lack of infrastructure to build such resource.
The ontology for the Anatomy of the Insect SkeletoMuscular system contains terms used to describe the cuticle - as a single anatomical structure - and the skeletal muscle system in insect biodiversity research. The cuticle is the product of the single layer epithelium and mirrors changes in the morphology of this single sheet (like a blanket). This ontology serves as a root ontology for other multispecies insect anatomy ontologies.
You can find here a simple workflow for editing a fork of the AISM using Protégé.
More information can be found at http://obofoundry.org/ontology/aism
Stable release versions
The latest version of the ontology can always be found at:
The AISM is available at http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/aism.owl since May 17 2021.
Editors of this ontology should use the edit version, src/ontology/aism-edit.owl.
A preprint about the AISM was published in February 2022: Girón, J. C., S. Tarasov, L. A. González Montaña, N. Matentzoglu, A. D. Smith, M. Koch, B. E. Boudinot, P. Bouchard, R. Burks, L. Vogt, M. Yoder, D. Osumi-Sutherland, F. Friedrich, R. Beutel, I. Mikó (2022) Formalizing insect morphological data: a model-based, extensible insect anatomy ontology and its potential applications in biodiversity research and informatics. Preprints. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202201.0254.v1
Please use this GitHub repository's Issue tracker to request new terms/classes or report errors or specific concerns related to the ontology.
This ontology repository was created using the Ontology Development Kit. The development of this ontology is supported by the Department of Entomology of Purdue University and the National Science Foundation, NSF ARTS Program (DEB #s 1523605, 1754630, and 2009247).