May 2008 Is a Orphans in the Cell Ontology
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As of May 30, 2008, 57 cell types in the Cell Ontology lack an is_a path to the root node cell. We would like to provide this is_a path in short order. The proposal is to provide these paths by June 15, 2008, either by providing an is_a parent of an appropriate superclass of cell, or by linking to the root. We are taking suggestions about what is_a parents to use. Please look at the list below and make some suggestions. All cells still without a valid suggestion for an is_a path to the root will be made direct is_a children of the root node after June 15, 2008.
Please note that some of these cells do have a direct is_a parent but lack an is_a path to the root because their parent or grandparent has no is_a parent itself. In such cases correcting the parentage of a higher level cell type may correct the parentage of many lower level cell types as well.
ID Name Suggested Is_a Parent CL:0000462 adepithelial cell CL:0000336 adrenal medulla cell CL:0000127 astrocyte CL:0000644 Bergmann glial cell CL:0000569 cardiac mesenchymal cell CL:0000141 cementocyte CL:0000348 choroidal cell CL:0000392 crystal cell CL:0000345 dental papilla cell CL:0000715 embryonic crystal cell CL:0000736 embryonic gland hemocyte CL:0000734 embryonic gland plasmatocyte CL:0000683 ependymoglial cell CL:0000082 epithelial cell of lung CL:0000083 epithelial cell of pancreas CL:0000135 fibrocyte CL:0000125 glial cell CL:0000243 glial cell (sensu Vertebrata) CL:0000292 guard cell CL:0000262 guard mother cell CL:0000143 guidepost cell CL:0000346 hair papilla cell CL:0000387 hemocyte (sensu Nematoda and Protostomia) CL:0000142 hyalocyte CL:0000854 interneuromast cell CL:0000396 lamellocyte CL:0000716 lymph gland crystal cell CL:0000735 lymph gland hemocyte CL:0000733 lymph gland plasmatocyte CL:0000126 macroglial cell CL:0000401 macrophage (sensu Diptera) CL:0000242 Merkel cell CL:0000650 mesangial cell CL:0000335 mesenchyme condensation cell CL:0000636 Muller cell CL:0000680 muscle precursor cell CL:0000133 neurectodermal cell CL:0000710 neuroepithelial cell CL:0000095 neuron associated cell CL:0000130 neuron associated cell (sensu Nematoda and Protostomia) CL:0000123 neuron associated cell (sensu Vertebrata) CL:0000029 neuron neural crest derived CL:0000128 oligodendrocyte CL:0000570 parafollicular cell CL:0000516 perineuronal satellite cell CL:0000645 pituicyte CL:0000394 plasmatocyte CL:0000391 podocyte (sensu Diptera) CL:0000398 polygonal cell CL:0000395 procrystal cell CL:0000347 scleral cell CL:0000297 socket cell CL:0000499 stromal cell CL:0000114 surface ectodermal cell CL:0000643 tanycyte CL:0000307 tracheal epithelial cell CL:0000282 trichome
Thanks for your help!