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Plant Ontology Consortium Web Site Open

Lincoln Stein lstein at cshl.edu
Tue Jan 6 20:30:13 EST 2004

On behalf of myself and my co-PIs, I am very pleased to announce that 
the Plant Ontology Consortium Web site (http://www.plantontology.org) 
is now open for business. The POC is a multi-institution cooperative 
effort to develop a robust and general controlled vocabulary of plant 
anatomy and developmental terms. We hope that the Plant Ontology will 
become as useful for describing the site and timing of genes, mutants 
and traits in plants as the Gene Ontology has been for describing the 
subcellular location and function of genes.

Over the next year, the web site will act as the communications hub 
for this project. You will be able to review the current status of 
the project, get the calendar of POC users' group meetings, browse 
the developers' mailing list archives, and to search and download the 
integrated Plant Ontology itself. Most importantly, from the web site 
you will be able to provide feedback to the project, because it is 
only from your input that we will be able to create a robust and 
general ontology. Should you wish to become more involved with the 
project (and you are very much encouraged to do so!), our contact 
information is available at the web site.

Very truly yours,

Lincoln D. Stein

Lincoln D. Stein
Associate Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

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