Biological Collections Ontology

English Abstract: 

"The Biological Collections Ontology (BCO) is an application ontology developed as part of the Biocode Commons project, within the OBO Foundry framework. The goal of the BCO is to support the interoperability of biodiversity data, including data on museum collections, environmental/metagenomic samples, and ecological surveys. The BCO covers distinctions between individuals, organisms, voucher specimens, lots, samples, the relations between these entities, and the processes governing the creation and use of 'samples'. Also within scope are properties including collector, location, time, storage environment, containers, institution, and collection identifiers."

Alternative Title: 
BCO
English Title: 
Biological Collections Ontology
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202 classes (2016-11).
Year of Creation: 
2013
Author: 
Ramona L. Walls
John Deck
Robert Guralnick
Reed Beaman
Pier Luigi Buttigieg
Norman Morrison
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The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721, United States