Title

The Gene Ontology: enhancements for 2011.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Keywords

Databases, Genetic, Molecular Sequence Annotation, Quality Control, Vocabulary, Controlled

JAX Source

Nucleic Acids Res 2012 Jan; 40(Database issue):D559-64.

PMID

22102568

Abstract

The Gene Ontology (GO) (http://www.geneontology.org) is a community bioinformatics resource that represents gene product function through the use of structured, controlled vocabularies. The number of GO annotations of gene products has increased due to curation efforts among GO Consortium (GOC) groups, including focused literature-based annotation and ortholog-based functional inference. The GO ontologies continue to expand and improve as a result of targeted ontology development, including the introduction of computable logical definitions and development of new tools for the streamlined addition of terms to the ontology. The GOC continues to support its user community through the use of e-mail lists, social media and web-based resources.