[Arabidopsis] Plant Ontology Database #0408 Release

Chih-Wei Tung via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by cwt6 from cornell.edu)
Mon Apr 14 21:43:20 EST 2008

Plant Ontology (PO) Consortium is happy to announce the release #0408  
of the PO database! http://www.plantontology.org.

For detailed release notes, please visit

* Ontology
- 1128 PO terms [19 NEW]
- 58117 annotations [18572 NEW]

* Ontology and annotation browser (http://www.plantontology.org/amigo/ 
- NEW: Added ~16000 annotations on genes and mutant phenotype germplasm
   from tomato, tobacco, potato, eggplant, pepper and Hyoscyamus.
   These annotations are contributed by Solanaceae Genomics
   Network (SGN; http://sgn.cornell.edu/)
- Updated and added new annotations contributed by TAIR
  (for Arabidopsis) and Gramene (for rice) databases.

* Publication
- The Plant Ontology Database: a community resource for plant
   structure and developmental stages controlled vocabulary and
   annotations. Avraham et al. Nucleic Acids Research 2008

* Ontology requests
- We encourage researchers to submit ontology requests at:

* Collaborators
- We welcome our new collaborators:
   Dennis Stevenson: NY Botanical Graden
   Maria A. Gandolfo: Bailey Hortorium, Cornell University
   Bioversity International: http://www.bioversityinternational.org
   Generation Challenge Programme (GCP): http://www.generationcp.org

The Plant Ontology Consortium
web: http:www.plantontology.org
e-mail: po-dev at plantontology.org

The project is funded by National Science Foundation, USA, (Grant No.  

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