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GUDMAP Ontology

A high-resolution ontology has been developed by members of the GUDMAP consortium to describe the subcompartments of the developing murine genitourinary tract.

This ontology incorporates what can be defined histologically and begins to encompass other structures and cell types already identified at the molecular level.

The GUDMAP ontology encompasses Theiler stage (TS) 17-27 of development as well as the sexually mature adult. It has been written as a partonomic, text-based, hierarchical ontology that, for the embryological stages, has been developed as a high-resolution expansion of the existing Edinburgh Mouse Atlas Project (EMAP) ontology.

It also includes group terms for well-characterised structural and/or functional units comprising several sub-structures, such as the nephron and juxtaglomerular complex. Each term has been assigned a unique identification number. Synonyms have been used to improve the success of query searching and maintain wherever possible existing EMAP terms relating to this organ system.

Click the following link to access the paper describing the ontology:

A high-resolution anatomical ontology of the developing murine genitourinary tract.

Gene Expr Patterns. 2007 Jun;7(6):680-99


An illustrated anatomical ontology of the developing mouse lower urinary tract

Click the following links to retrieve supplementary ontology documents:


Click the following links to access PDF or Word versions of the ontology broken down by Theiler stage:

  • TS17 (10.5dpc) PDF|Word
  • TS23 (15dpc) PDF|Word
  • TS18 (11dpc) PDF|Word
  • TS24 (16dpc) PDF|Word
  • TS19 (11.5dpc) PDF|Word
  • TS25 (17dpc) PDF|Word
  • TS20 (12dpc) PDF|Word
  • TS26 (18dpc) PDF|Word
  • TS21 (13dpc) PDF|Word
  • TS27 (P0-P3) PDF|Word
  • TS22 (14dpc) PDF|Word
  • TS28 (P4-Adult) PDF|Word
  • These documents are flat file views providing the unique EMAP identification numbers for each term within the current deployed ontology (Version 8). Syn: synonym, GROUP: group term.



    Click the following links to retrieve archived versions of the ontology

    Version 6

    Version 4