An ontology for respresenting spatial concepts, anatomical axes, gradients, regions, planes, sides and surfaces. These concepts can be used at multiple biological scales and in a diversity of taxa, including plants, animals and fungi. The BSPO is used to provide a source of anatomical location descriptors for logically defining anatomical entity classes in anatomy ontologies.

Prefix
bspo
Preferred Prefix
BSPO
Keywords
anatomy life science obo ontology
Version
2023-05-27
License
CC-BY-3.0
Links
Homepage Repository OBO OWL OBO JSON
Contact
Chris Mungall   0000-0002-6601-2165   cmungall
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Biological Spatial Ontology should match this regular expression:
^\d{7}$

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000029   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Biological Spatial Ontology should match this regular expression:
^BSPO:\d{7}$

Example CURIE
BSPO:0000029
Publications
2014 Nose to tail, roots to shoots: spatial descriptors for phenotypic diversity in the Biological Spatial Ontology
Ontology

A summary of the relations in the Bioregistry schema can be found here.

Appears In (5) (bioregistry.schema:0000018 )
AISM COLAO FOVT LEPAO ZP
Metaregistry Biological Spatial Ontology

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 7 mappings to external registries for this resource with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
AberOWL AberOWL logo aberowl BSPO
BioContext biocontext BSPO
BioPortal BioPortal Prefixes logo bioportal BSPO
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.newa3z
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry bspo
OLS Ontology Lookup Service logo ols bspo
OntoBee OntoBee logo ontobee BSPO
RDF Information

When using this resource in RDF, the following URI format should be used:

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BSPO_$1

Providers

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE BSPO:0000029 is used to demonstrate the provides available for this resource. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Biological Spatial Ontology bspo http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BSPO_0000029
Biological Spatial Ontology (RDF) rdf http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BSPO_0000029
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/bspo:0000029
OBO Foundry obofoundry http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BSPO_0000029
Ontology Lookup Service ols https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols4/ontologies/bspo/terms?iri=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BSPO_0000029
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/BSPO/?p=classes&conceptid=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BSPO_0000029