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This is the project page for RO, the OBO Relations Ontology

Summary

RO is a collection of relations intended primarily for standardization across ontologies in the OBO Foundry and wider OBO library. It incorporates ROCore upper-level relations such as part of as well as biology-specific relationship types such as develops from.

See the site Menu for more info, or the ROGuide

Download

This is the main PURL for the ontology:

For all download products, see the RO OBO page

Browse

Currently the optimal way to browse RO is to use Protege and inspect ro.owl

See the list of relations on OntoBee -- note that sometimes OntoBee fails to display the full hierarchy

How to cite

Please cite RO by its GitHub URL https://github.com/oborel/obo-relations or its Zenodo DOI, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.32899 .

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Guide

See ROGuide

Examples of usage

See UsageExamples

Requesting new relations

Use the github issue tracker and/or the obo-relations mail list.

Shortcut Relations

RO includes a number of macro or shortcut relations. E.g

For more information, see Shortcut Relations

Modularization

RO combines multiple relations from different biological sub-domains into one ontology. Sometimes these relations are very specialized and of limited use outside that domain. For more on extracting specific modules, see:

See RO Modules.

RO replaces OBO_REL

The predecessor of RO was OBO_REL. Many of the relations in OBO_REL have been ceded to BFO. See DifferencesWithOldRO

Coordination with BFO

For details on how RO coordinates with BFO, See ROAndBFO .

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