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Class: Inheritance (deprecated)

The name of this attribute and its inheritance from organism attribute, indeed, its designation as an attribute is problematic. First, the isolated word ‘inheritance’ is too ambiguous (especially when embedded inside an ontology with inheritance!). ‘Genetic inheritance’ would be more precise. Second, in terms of the scientific usage here, genetic inheritance would not be a direct property at the topmost organism level, but rather (as hinted in the definition) is more a commentary on the nature of phenotype (including genetic disease as a characteristic set of associated phenotypes) against the (hidden) context of (meiotic/somatic/mitochondrial) DNA segregation and expression. Third, placing the term in the attribute, rather than named thing category concept hierarchy, is perhaps less flexible in terms of its usage as a first class concept for semantic queries. Thus, we deprecate this term, moving it to the ‘new’ category of ‘genetic inheritance’, as a child of ‘biological entity’ (to emphasize its biological conceptual nature).

URI: biolink:Inheritance


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Attributes

Inherited from attribute:

  • name 0..1
    • Description: A human-readable name for an attribute or entity.
    • Range: LabelType
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal,samples)
  • has attribute type 1..1
    • Description: connects an attribute to a class that describes it
    • Range: OntologyClass
    • in subsets: (samples)
  • has qualitative value 0..1
    • Description: connects an attribute to a value
    • Range: NamedThing
    • in subsets: (samples)

Inherited from chemical exposure:

Inherited from entity:

  • id 1..1
    • Description: A unique identifier for an entity. Must be either a CURIE shorthand for a URI or a complete URI
    • Range: String
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal)
  • iri 0..1
    • Description: An IRI for an entity. This is determined by the id using expansion rules.
    • Range: IriType
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal,samples)
  • category 0..*
    • Description: Name of the high level ontology class in which this entity is categorized. Corresponds to the label for the biolink entity type class.
  • In a neo4j database this MAY correspond to the neo4j label tag.
  • In an RDF database it should be a biolink model class URI. This field is multi-valued. It should include values for ancestors of the biolink class; for example, a protein such as Shh would have category values biolink:Protein, biolink:GeneProduct, biolink:MolecularEntity, … In an RDF database, nodes will typically have an rdf:type triples. This can be to the most specific biolink class, or potentially to a class more specific than something in biolink. For example, a sequence feature f may have a rdf:type assertion to a SO class such as TF_binding_site, which is more specific than anything in biolink. Here we would have categories {biolink:GenomicEntity, biolink:MolecularEntity, biolink:NamedThing}
  • type 0..1
  • description 0..1
    • Description: a human-readable description of an entity
    • Range: NarrativeText
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal)
  • source 0..1
  • has attribute 0..*
    • Description: connects any entity to an attribute
    • Range: Attribute
    • in subsets: (samples)

Inherited from gene product mixin:

  • xref 0..*
    • Description: Alternate CURIEs for a thing
    • Range: Uriorcurie
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal)

Inherited from named thing:

  • provided by 0..*
    • Description: The value in this node property represents the knowledge provider that created or assembled the node and all of its attributes. Used internally to represent how a particular node made its way into a knowledge provider or graph.
    • Range: String
  • category 0..*
    • Description: Name of the high level ontology class in which this entity is categorized. Corresponds to the label for the biolink entity type class.
  • In a neo4j database this MAY correspond to the neo4j label tag.
  • In an RDF database it should be a biolink model class URI. This field is multi-valued. It should include values for ancestors of the biolink class; for example, a protein such as Shh would have category values biolink:Protein, biolink:GeneProduct, biolink:MolecularEntity, … In an RDF database, nodes will typically have an rdf:type triples. This can be to the most specific biolink class, or potentially to a class more specific than something in biolink. For example, a sequence feature f may have a rdf:type assertion to a SO class such as TF_binding_site, which is more specific than anything in biolink. Here we would have categories {biolink:GenomicEntity, biolink:MolecularEntity, biolink:NamedThing}