Nose to tail, roots to shoots: spatial descriptors for phenotypic diversity in the Biological Spatial Ontology

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Dahdul, Wasila M; Cui, Hong; Mabee, Paula M; Mungall, Christopher J; Osumi-Sutherland, David; Walls, Ramona L; Haendel, Melissa A;

Background Spatial terminology is used in anatomy to indicate precise, relative positions of structures in an organism. While these terms are often standardized within specific fields of biology, they can differ dramatically across taxa. Such differences in usage can im... View more