Animal Trait Ontology Project

Description: The ATO project aims to unambiguously represent trait of interests in genome studies especially when there is a need to compare results on traits measured across experiments and projects. The ATO project underwent great progress in the past years. Now the ATO has been further developed into three related ontologies: Vertebrate Trait (VT) Ontology, Livestock Product Trait (LPT) Ontology, and Clinical Measurement Ontology (CMO).

Institution: NAGRP Bioinformatics Team

Contacts: Jim Reecy (

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