The Cellosaurus is a knowledge resource on cell lines. It attempts to describe all cell lines used in biomedical research. Its scope includes: Immortalized cell lines; naturally immortal cell lines (example: stem cell lines); finite life cell lines when those are distributed and used widely; vertebrate cell line with an emphasis on human, mouse and rat cell lines; and invertebrate (insects and ticks) cell lines. Its scope does not include primary cell lines (with the exception of the finite life cell lines described above) and plant cell lines.

Alternative Prefixes
Homepage OBO
Missing Contact
Namespace in Pattern
Example Identifier
CVCL_0440   Resolve

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 4 mappings to external registries for cellosaurus.

Registry Name Metaprefix Metaidentifier miriam cellosaurus
Name-to-Thing n2t cellosaurus
Prefix Commons prefixcommons CELLOSAURUS
Wikidata Property wikidata P3289

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE cellosaurus:CVCL_0440 is used to demonstrate the provides available for cellosaurus. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URL
Cellosaurus ID cellosaurus
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
Name-to-Thing n2t