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[Maize] First release of the Growth and Developmental Stages Ontology

Katica Ilic katica at acoma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Apr 28 17:08:12 EST 2005

First release of the Growth and Developmental Stages Ontology

We are pleased to announce the first release of controlled vocabulary
terms describing the whole plant growth stages of a 'generic' flowering
plant. This aspect of the Plant Ontology encompasses Arabidopsis, soybean,
maize rice and Triticaceae. The new release also includes over 400 gene
annotations from two participating databases, Gramene and TAIR. The
updated version of Plant Ontology can be viewed and queried using our
ontology browser, the Plant Ontology AmiGO (URL:

An additional set of controlled vocabulary terms describing plant organ
developmental stages is currently being developed by POC, with anticipated
release date during this summer.

We hope that Plant Ontology is becoming a useful tool for the plant
research community, and that diverse groups including plant breeders,
geneticists and researchers involved in large scale genomics projects will
benefit from using this resource.

Please feel free to contact us with your suggestions and requests for new
terms in the Plant Ontology.

Best regards,

Plant Ontology Consortium

E-mail: po at plantontology.org

Katica Ilic             		katica at acoma.stanford.edu
The Arabidopsis Information Resource 	Tel: (650) 325-1521 ext. 253
Carnegie Institution of Washington 	FAX: (650) 325-6857
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