The Gene Ontology: enhancements for 2011.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Gene Ontology (GO) ( 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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gene Ontology Consortium,

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / Database issue

Start / End Page

  • D559 - D564

PubMed ID

  • 22102568

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3245151

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1362-4962

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/nar/gkr1028


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England