The Gene Ontology project in 2008.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Gene Ontology (GO) project ( provides a set of structured, controlled vocabularies for community use in annotating genes, gene products and sequences (also see The ontologies have been extended and refined for several biological areas, and improvements to the structure of the ontologies have been implemented. To improve the quantity and quality of gene product annotations available from its public repository, the GO Consortium has launched a focused effort to provide comprehensive and detailed annotation of orthologous genes across a number of 'reference' genomes, including human and several key model organisms. Software developments include two releases of the ontology-editing tool OBO-Edit, and improvements to the AmiGO browser interface.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gene Ontology Consortium,

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / Database issue

Start / End Page

  • D440 - D444

PubMed ID

  • 17984083

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2238979

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1362-4962

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/nar/gkm883


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England