Registry Biological Spatial Ontology

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.

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Homepage Repository OBO OWL OBO JSON
Chris Mungall   0000-0002-6601-2165   cmungall
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Biological Spatial Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000029   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Biological Spatial Ontology should match this regular expression:

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

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

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

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

Name Metaprefix URI
Biological Spatial Ontology bspo
Bioregistry bioregistry
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal