This element intends to represent the evidence for an assertion such as an observation of a PhenotypicFeature.
We recommend the use of terms from the Evidence & Conclusion Ontology (ECO)
||OntologyClass representing ECO:0006017
||An ontology class that represents the evidence type
||Representation of the source of the evidence
"label": "author statement from published clinical study used in manual assertion"
"description": "Recurrent Erythema Nodosum in a Child with a SHOC2 Gene Mutation"
For example, in order to describe the evidence for a phenotypic observation that is derived from a publication,
one might use
the ECO term author statement from published clinical study used in manual assertion
and record a PubMed id in the reference field
An ExternalReference is used to store a reference to the publication or other source
that supports the evidence. Not all types of evidence will have an external reference, and therefore
this field is optional.