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Xenopus Phenotype Ontology (XPO)

The highest priority at Xenbase is to transform the vast, valuable Xenopus data into human disease discovery. We utilize two key ontologies, the Xenopus Anatomy Ontology (XAO) and Xenopus Phenotype Ontology (XPO), to convert Xenopus anatomical, behavioral, and Gene Ontology (GO) phenotype data from the literature into easily accessible, computer searchable knowledge.


Publications about the XPO

Articles in preparation:


Use the XPO to describe your mutants/morphants

Search the XPO for terms you can use in your published research at the Ontology Lookup Service (OLS): https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols/ontologies/xpo


Request a new XPO term

To request new XPO terms or to discuss appropriate use of XPO terms contact us on GitHub or via email: Xenbase@ucalgary.ca


Download the XPO

The XPO is available to download from Xenbase in either OWL or OBO formats, and also from Open Biomedical Ontologies (OBO Foundry) website.


Other Phenotype Ontologies

How to Search Phenotypes