BioLOD (Biophenome Linked Open Databases)
Using BioLOD - Biophenome Linked Open Databases - users can search inferentially and browse features of various resources including genes and bio-resources from which observable characteristics and behavior known as phenotypes have been reported in literature, annotations and the like. All data can be downloaded wholly using various standard file formats like RDF and GFF.
Users can also freely register how their novel phenotypic information relates to each resource.
All data is organized by ontological hierarchies based on semantic web technology standards including LOD (Linked Open Data) OWL and OBO (Web Ontology Language and Open Biomedical Ontology). In the future BioLOD plans to provide a variety of tools and workflows to work with this data.
Reference papers of this database:
- ・ Masuya H, Makita Y, et al. The RIKEN integrated database of mammals. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 39:D861-D870.
- ・ Yoshida Y, Makita Y, et al. PosMed (Positional Medline): prioritizing genes with an artificial neural network comprising medical documents to accelerate positional cloning. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 37:W147-W152.
- ・ Makita Y, Kobayashi N, et al. PosMed-plus: an intelligent search engine that inferentially integrates cross-species information resources for molecular breeding of plants. Plant Cell Physiol. 2009 50:1249-1259.