Entrez Gene is the NCBI's database for gene-specific information, focusing on completely sequenced genomes, those with an active research community to contribute gene-specific information, or those that are scheduled for intense sequence analysis.

Preferred Prefix
Alternative Prefixes
EGID NCBI_GeneID entrez nihgeneid entrez gene/locuslink EntrezGene NCBIGene
dna gene genetics genome genomics
Terence D. Murphy   0000-0001-9311-9745
Identifier Space Owner
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Entrez Gene should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
100010   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

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

Example CURIE
GitHub Issue https://github.com/biopragmatics/bioregistry/issues/983

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

Provided By
ctd.gene genewiki wikigenes
Metaregistry Entrez Gene

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 15 mappings to external registries for this resource with 9 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
BioContext biocontext NCBIGene
Biolink Biolink Model Registry logo biolink NCBIGene
EDAM EDAM Ontology logo edam 1027
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.5h3maw
GO Gene Ontology Registry logo go NCBIGene
HL7 HL7 External Code Systems logo hl7 2.16.840.1.113883.6.340
Integbio Integbio logo integbio nbdc00073
Identifiers.org Identifiers.org logo miriam ncbigene
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t ncbigene
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information Registry logo ncbi GeneID
Prefix Commons Prefix Commons logo prefixcommons ncbigene
re3data Registry of Research Data Repositories logo re3data r3d100010650
TogoID togoid Ncbigene
UniProt UniProt Cross-ref database logo uniprot DB-0118
Wikidata Wikidata Property logo wikidata P351
RDF Information

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



A provider turns a local unique identifiers from a resource into a URI. Many providers are also resolvable as URLs (i.e., they can be used in a web browser).

The local unique identifier 100010 is used to demonstrate the providers available for Entrez Gene. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
Entrez Gene ncbigene https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/100010
Entrez Gene (RDF) rdf http://purl.uniprot.org/geneid/100010
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/ncbigene:100010
Identifiers.org miriam https://identifiers.org/ncbigene:100010
Name-to-Thing n2t https://n2t.net/ncbigene:100010
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here. These are typically inherited from Identifiers.org or Prefix Commons, and need extra curation.

Code Name URL
CURATOR_REVIEW Bio2RDF http://ncbigene.bio2rdf.org/describe/?url=http://bio2rdf.org/ncbigene:100010
bio2rdf Bio2RDF http://bio2rdf.org/ncbigene:100010
marrvel Model organism Aggregated Resources for Rare Variant ExpLoration http://marrvel.org/model/gene/100010
scholia Scholia https://scholia.toolforge.org/ncbi-gene/100010