X
Forgot Password

If you have forgotten your password you can enter your email here and get a temporary password sent to your email.

Subcellular Anatomy Ontology

Ontology that describes structures from the dimensional range encompassing cellular and subcellular structure, supracellular domains, and macromolecules. 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. 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.

URL: http://ccdb.ucsd.edu/SAO

Resource ID: nif-0000-00206     Resource Type: Resource     Version: Latest Version

Keywords

electron microscopy, cellular structure, glial cell, light microscopy, macromolecule, nervous system, neuroanatomy, neuronal cell, neuropil, subcellular anatomy, subcellular structure, supracellular structure, synapse, owl, anatomy, sub-cellular, cellular component, cell, mesoscale

Additional Resource Types

ontology

Alternate URLs

http://ccdb.ucsd.edu/SAO/1.2/SAO.owl, http://ccdb.ucsd.edu/CCDBWebSite/sao.html, http://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/SAO

Supercategory

Resource

Resource Status

Last checked up;

Abbreviation

SAO, NIF Subcellular

Comment

Contact: Maryann Martone, mmartone (at) ucsd.edu

OBO Foundry: No
Status: Production and review
Contact: Stephen Larson: slarson (at) ncmir.ucsd.edu
(Info provided by OBO Foundry)

Parent Organization

Curation Status

curated

Listed By

BioPortal, OBO

Alternate IDs

sao

Resource PubMed IDs

PMID: 18974798

Original Submitter

Anonymous

Version Status

Curated

Submitted On

12:00am September 21, 2010

Originated From

SciCrunch

Changes from Previous Version

First Version

Version 1

Created 4 years ago by Anonymous