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[bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Mark Williams

mwilliam mwilliam at
Thu Jul 22 10:55:30 PDT 2021

Hi Jennifer,

The term exists here:

Also in the NCBI Taxonomy browser:

Also here:

So it could well be that the version of NCBITAXON accessed by bioportal 
is incomplete.



On 2021-07-22 18:18, Jennifer Leigh Vendetti wrote:
> Hello Mark,
>> On Jul 21, 2021, at 8:47 AM, support at wrote:
>> Feedback:
>> Hi,
>> The NCBITAXON term for dog, Canis lupus familiaris, is not returned.
> We import the NCBI Taxonomy from the National Library of Medicine’s
> UMLS Metathesaurus. I used their browser software to search for the
> term you listed above of "Canis lupus familiaris”. I only see one
> result where this string occurs: "Wolbachia endosymbiont of Canis
> lupus familiaris” (screenshot below). This matches what BioPortal
> returns if you execute the same search against our NCBITAXON entry.
> Could you offer more clarification on what you expected to see here?
> Thanks,
> Jennifer
> UMLS Metathesaurus browser search result:
> BioPortal search result:

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