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OBA: Ontology of Biological Attributes

This repository contains source files for OBA (Ontology of Biological Attributes).

The Ontology of Biological Attributes (OBA) is a formalised, species-independent collection of interoperable phenotypic trait categories that is intended to fulfil a data integration role. OBA is a standardised representational framework for observable attributes that are characteristics of biological entities, organisms, or parts of organisms. It is a collection of biological attributes (traits) covering all kingdoms of life and is interoperable with other ontologies in the Open Biological and Biomedical Ontologies (OBO) Foundry.

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Construction of the Ontology of Biological Attributes

OBA is drawn from various different sources:

Citing OBA

Stefancsik R, Balhoff JP, Balk MA, Ball RL, Bello SM, Caron AR, Chesler EJ, de
Souza V, Gehrke S, Haendel M, Harris LW, Harris NL, Ibrahim A, Koehler S,
Matentzoglu N, McMurry JA, Mungall CJ, Munoz-Torres MC, Putman T, Robinson P,
Smedley D, Sollis E, Thessen AE, Vasilevsky N, Walton DO, Osumi-Sutherland D.
The Ontology of Biological Attributes (OBA)-computational traits for the life sciences.
Mamm Genome. 2023 Apr.

doi:10.1007/s00335-023-09992-1 PMID: 37076585