MAO Information

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  • specification : OBO format, OWL conversion available via OBO
  • scope : multiple alignments of DNA,RNA and protein, including protein families, sub-families, sequences. Structure, function information are described as sequence features. Links to OBO ontologies (GO, SO, InterPro, NCBI taxonomy, etc.) are possible.
  • uses : interoperability of multiple alignment software, data integration for protein family functional analysis
  • extensible : yes
  • open : yes, available on OBO site
  • controlling authority : consortium led by JD Thompson (IGBMC, France)
  • update and versioning policy : sourceforge project
  • conformance policy : no
  • status : implementation
  • used in MACSIMS information management system, alignment editors JalView, Cinema

See also Julie's presentation.