Ontology development for biological systems: immunology.

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Databases-Protein, Immunologic-Techniques, Information-Storage-and-Retrieval, Proteome, Systems-Biology

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Bioinformatics 2007 Apr; 23(7):913-5.


We recently implemented improvements to the representation of immunology content of the biological process branch of the Gene Ontology (GO). The aims of the revision were to provide a comprehensive representation of immunological processes and to improve the organization of immunology related terms in the GO to match current concepts in the field of immunology. With these improvements, the GO will better reflect current understanding in the field of immunology and thus prove to be a more valuable resource for knowledge representation in gene annotation and analysis in the areas of immunology related to genomics and bioinformatics. AVAILABILITY: http://www.geneontology.org.