Chemical Component Concentration class


The concentration of dietary chemical component class currently contains a set of terms corresponding directly to those withing the ‘dietary chemical component’ class, following an existing ENVO/Trait Ontology design pattern that defines the concentration in a material entity.


The 10 subclasses for the ‘concentration of chemical component’ class in Protégé ontology editor. The equivalent axiom was designed as follows: ['concentration of' ‘glucose’ and 'inheres in' some ‘material entity’]. All the cross-references from the FCDBs/FCTs are summarised in a lookup table deposited in CDNO GitHub repository. This class may be used to represent quantification of components described in the ‘dietary chemical component’ class in conjunction. Concentration data are intended to be described in conjunction with post-composed metadata concepts represented as FoodOn ‘organismal material’.

The ‘concentration of’ terminology
The term ‘concentration of’ [PATO:0000033] has been reused from the Phenotype And Trait Ontology (PATO), and describes the amount of a dietary chemical component when measured in some material entity. Although there are different types of concentrations and contents, the term ‘concentration of’ is used to describe chemical analysis with units of measure, where the units consist of mass/mass (e.g. mg/kg; %, ppm etc.) or mass/volume and may be expressed on a dry or fresh weight basis.

Simple owl design pattern (DOS-DP) example, reused from the Environment Ontology (ENVO) to represent the ‘concentration of glucose in material entity’ in Compositional Dietary Nutrition ontology (CDNO). The ‘concentration of’ term is reused from Phenotype And Trait Ontology (PATO), the term ‘glucose’ is reused from Chemical Entities for Biological Interest (CHEBI) and the term ‘material entity’ is reused from Basic Formal Ontology (BFO).