Registry Population and Community Ontology

The Population and Community Ontology (PCO) describes material entities, qualities, and processes related to collections of interacting organisms such as populations and communities. It is taxon neutral, and can be used for any species, including humans. The classes in the PCO are useful for describing evolutionary processes, organismal interactions, and ecological experiments. Practical applications of the PCO include community health care, plant pathology, behavioral studies, sociology, and ecology.

Preferred Prefix
CC0 1.0
Homepage Repository OBO OWL
Ramona Walls   0000-0001-8815-0078   ramonawalls
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Population and Community Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000021   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Population and Community Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Metaregistry Population and Community Ontology

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 9 mappings to external registries for pco with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
AberOWL aberowl PCO
AgroPortal agroportal PCO
BioContext biocontext PCO
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal PCO
EcoPortal ecoportal PCO
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.vq28qp
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry pco
Ontology Lookup Service Ontology Lookup Service logo ols pco
OntoBee ontobee PCO

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE pco:0000021 is used to demonstrate the provides available for pco. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Population and Community Ontology pco
Bioregistry bioregistry
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal