Class: PopulationOfIndividualOrganisms

A collection of individuals from the same taxonomic class distinguished by one or more characteristics. Characteristics can include, but are not limited to, shared geographic location, genetics, phenotypes [Alliance for Genome Resources]

URI: biolink:PopulationOfIndividualOrganisms


Identifier prefixes



  • is_a: OrganismalEntity - A named entity that is either a part of an organism, a whole organism, population or clade of organisms, excluding molecular entities

Uses Mixins

  • mixin: ThingWithTaxon - A mixin that can be used on any entity with a taxon

Referenced by class


Inherited from named thing:

  • id REQ
    • Description: A unique identifier for a thing. Must be either a CURIE shorthand for a URI or a complete URI
    • range: String
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal)
  • category 1..*
    • 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 bl:Protein, bl:GeneProduct, bl: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 {bl:GenomicEntity, bl:MolecularEntity, bl:NamedThing}

Inherited from organismal entity:

Inherited from resource mixin:

  • iri OPT
    • Description: An IRI for the node. This is determined by the id using expansion rules.
    • range: IriType
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal,samples)
  • name OPT
    • Description: A human-readable name for a thing
    • range: LabelType
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal,samples)
  • source OPT
    • Description: a lightweight analog to the association class ‘has provider’ slot, which is the string name, or the authoritative (i.e. database) namespace, designating the origin of the entity to which the slot belongs.
    • range: LabelType
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal)

Inherited from thing with taxon:

  • in taxon 0..*
    • Description: connects a thing to a class representing a taxon
    • range: OrganismTaxon
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal)

Other properties

Local names:   population (ga4gh)
    population (agr)
Exact Mappings:   SIO:001061
Narrow Mappings:   UMLSSC:T099