About: (Database updated on August 1st 2005)

PhenoGO is a multiorganism database that provides phenotypic context, such as the cell type, disease, and tissue and organ to existing associations between gene products and Gene Ontology (GO) terms as specified in the Gene Ontology Annotations (GOA). Context to identifiers are mapped to general biological ontologies, including the Cell Ontology (CO), phenotypes from the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), species from Taxonomy of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) taxonomy, and some specialized ontologies as Mammalian Phenotype Ontology (MP) and Mouse Anatomy (MA).

Detailed Statistics About The Database

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Simple Query:
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In fields
PubMed ID Gene Accession # Gene Name Gene Description GO Code
GO Name Contextual Code Contextual Name
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  • GO Name = "apoptosis"
  • Gene Name = "p53"
  • Context Name = "Cytoplasm"


Citing PhenoGO: by design, PhenoGO contains data from the following publicly available primary databases: Flybase, MGI, SGD, WormBase and GO Annotations @ EBI. When using PhenoGO data, please also cite the primary sources. The following citation format is suggested when referring to phenotypic datasets specific to PhenoGO:

Phenotype Context Database for Gene Ontology Annotations (PhenoGO),
Lussier and Friedman Research Groups,
The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Columbia University, New York, NY
Type in date (month, year) when you retrieve the data cited.

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