OGG is a biological ontology in the area of genes and genomes. OGG uses the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) as its upper level ontology. This OGG document contains the genes and genomes of a list of selected organisms, including human, two viruses (HIV and influenza virus), and bacteria (B. melitensis strain 16M, E. coli strain K-12 substrain MG1655, M. tuberculosis strain H37Rv, and P. aeruginosa strain PAO1). More OGG information for other organisms (e.g., mouse, zebrafish, fruit fly, yeast, etc.) may be found in other OGG subsets.

Preferred Prefix
biology gene gene name genome life science obo ontology
Homepage Repository OWL
Yongqun Oliver He   0000-0001-9189-9661   yongqunh
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in The Ontology of Genes and Genomes should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
3000887619   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from The Ontology of Genes and Genomes should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Metaregistry The Ontology of Genes and Genomes

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 OGG
BioContext biocontext OGG
BioPortal BioPortal Prefixes logo bioportal OGG
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.zmx7nn
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry ogg
OLS Ontology Lookup Service logo ols ogg
OntoBee OntoBee logo ontobee OGG
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 3000887619 is used to demonstrate the providers available for The Ontology of Genes and Genomes. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
The Ontology of Genes and Genomes ogg http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OGG_3000887619
The Ontology of Genes and Genomes (RDF) rdf http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OGG_3000887619
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/ogg:3000887619
OBO Foundry obofoundry http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OGG_3000887619
Ontology Lookup Service ols https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols4/ontologies/ogg/terms?iri=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OGG_3000887619
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/OGG/?p=classes&conceptid=http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/OGG_3000887619