The Cell Ontology is designed as a structured controlled vocabulary for cell types. The ontology was constructed for use by the model organism and other bioinformatics databases, incorporating cell types from prokaryotes to mammals, and includes plants and fungi.

Preferred Prefix
Homepage OBO OWL
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Cell Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000062   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

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

Example CURIE
MIRIAM Namespace Embedded in LUI
The legacy MIRIAM standard for generating CURIEs with this resource includes the namespaceEmbeddedInLUI as true. The actual part that gets prefixed before the local unique identifier regex, otherwise known as the banana, is CL:. Therefore, you might see local unique identifiers written out as CURIEs.

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 9 mappings to external registries for cl.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal CL
Gene Ontology Registry go CL miriam cl
Name-to-Thing n2t cl
OBO Foundry obofoundry CL
Ontology Lookup Service ols cl
OntoBee ontobee CL
Prefix Commons prefixcommons CL
Wikidata Property wikidata P7963

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE cl:0000062 is used to demonstrate the provides available for cl. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Cell Ontology cl
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
Name-to-Thing n2t
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal