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
life science ontology
Homepage OBO @cellosaurus
Amos Bairoch   0000-0003-2826-6444   AmosBairoch
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Cellosaurus should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0440   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Cellosaurus should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Namespace Embedded in LUI
This resource has been annotated by the Bioregistry as having a potential namespace embedded in LUI. This means that you may see local unique identifiers that include a redundant prefix and delimiter (also known as a banana) and therefore look like a CURIE. For Cellosaurus, the banana looks like CVCL_. Therefore, you may see local unique identifiers for this resource that look like CVCL_0440 (instead of the canonical form 0440) and CURIEs for this resource that look like cellosaurus:CVCL_0440 (instead of the canonical form cellosaurus:0440). The Bioregistry will automatically strip off the banana when standardizing local unique identifiers and CURIEs.
Metaregistry Cellosaurus

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 7 mappings to external registries for cellosaurus with 4 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
BioContext biocontext CELLOSAURUS
Cellosaurus Cellosaurus Registry logo cellosaurus Cellosaurus
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.hkk309 logo miriam cellosaurus
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t cellosaurus
re3data Registry of Research Data Repositories logo re3data r3d100013293
Wikidata Wikidata Property logo wikidata P3289

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE cellosaurus: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 URI
Cellosaurus cellosaurus
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
Name-to-Thing n2t
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here.

Code Name URL
legacy Legacy Endpoint
nextprot neXtProt Cellosaurus Browser