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An ontology to clarify homology-related concepts.
Trends in Genetics
Although homology is a fundamental concept in biology and is one of the shared channels of communication universal to all biology, it is difficult to find a consensus definition. Indeed, the interpretations of homology have changed as biology has progressed. New terms, such as paramorphism, have been introduced into the literature with mixed success. In addition, different research fields operate with different definitions of homology, for example the mechanistic usage of evo-devo is not strictly historical and would not be acceptable in cladistics. This makes a global understanding of homology complex, whereas the integration of evolutionary concepts into bioinformatics and genomics is increasingly important. We propose an ontology organizing homology and related concepts and hope this solution will also facilitate the integration and sharing of knowledge among the community.
Animals, Biological Evolution, Computational Biology, Humans, Models, Genetic
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