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Research Article

Linking Human Diseases to Animal Models Using Ontology-Based Phenotype Annotation

  • Nicole L. Washington equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Nicole L. Washington, Melissa A. Haendel

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Melissa A. Haendel equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Nicole L. Washington, Melissa A. Haendel

    haendel@ohsu.edu

    Affiliation: Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

    Current address: Oregon Health Sciences University Library, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland Oregon

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  • Christopher J. Mungall,

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Michael Ashburner,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Monte Westerfield,

    Affiliation: Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Suzanna E. Lewis

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 24, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000247

About the Authors

Nicole L. Washington, Christopher J. Mungall, Suzanna E. Lewis
Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Melissa A. Haendel, Monte Westerfield
Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America
Michael Ashburner
Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: haendel@ohsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: NLW MAH MW SEL. Performed the experiments: NLW MAH MA. Analyzed the data: NLW MAH CJM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NLW MAH CJM. Wrote the paper: NLW MAH CJM SEL.