The Gene Ontology (GO) project in 2006.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Gene Ontology (GO) project ( develops and uses a set of structured, controlled vocabularies for community use in annotating genes, gene products and sequences (also see The GO Consortium continues to improve to the vocabulary content, reflecting the impact of several novel mechanisms of incorporating community input. A growing number of model organism databases and genome annotation groups contribute annotation sets using GO terms to GO's public repository. Updates to the AmiGO browser have improved access to contributed genome annotations. As the GO project continues to grow, the use of the GO vocabularies is becoming more varied as well as more widespread. The GO project provides an ontological annotation system that enables biologists to infer knowledge from large amounts of data.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gene Ontology Consortium,

Published Date

  • January 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / Database issue

Start / End Page

  • D322 - D326

PubMed ID

  • 16381878

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1347384

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1362-4962

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/nar/gkj021


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England