Chado is a relational database schema that underlies many GMOD installations. The initial version of Chado was designed by Chris Mungall (BBOP) and Dave Emmert (FlyBase), and later developed by the GMOD community.

Chado introduction from Chris Mungall (2007)


  • Mungall CJ, Emmert DB, FlyBase Consortium. A Chado case study: an ontology-based modular schema for representing genome-associated biological information. Bioinformatics. 2007 Jul 1;23(13):i337–46.