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Developmental and Structural Section

Stevenson, Dennis [1], Cooper, Laurel [2], Gandolfo, Maria A, [3], Jaiswel, Pankaj [2], Preece, Justin [2], Walls, Ramona [4].

The Plant Ontology (PO).

The Plant Ontology (PO) is being developed to accommodate a standardized lexicon for plant anatomy, morphology, and development, along with a collection of annotated data for gene expression, phenotypes, and diversity. It is an attempt to remove confusion from such terms as ligule, which, although descriptive, is used to designate very different structures in Selaginella and the grasses. PO clarifies confusing terminology by covering all green plants. The PO is linked to other sources of information, for example, the Gene Ontology (GO) as well as other ontologies, references, other plant data sources such as Gramene, TAIR and MaizeGDB SGN, GDR, etc. The idea is that PO terms would be linked with appropriate GO terms and vice versa, linking PO and GO definitions to images of the corresponding structures, organs, and/or developmental stages. Annotated images are associated with the terms, and thus, the other sources of information. For example, the PO structural term for companion cell has a reference to the GO process term phloem loading, which can be used to link directly from the PO browser to the GO browser page for phloem loading. If the corresponding links were added to the GO, one could then move from the GO term to the PO term, complete with images. Images will include those in a traditional anatomical and morphological context, line art, and in situ images when available. The range of variability within structures will be included where appropriate. Images will be useful because they will be in a variety of formats and will display the variability within the forms. With the continuing development of machine learning tools, eventually, one will be able to supply and image and obtain the appropriate PO term and, by extension, any affiliated GO terms.

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2 - Oregon State University, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Corvallis, OR, 97331, USA
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4 - University of Arizona, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Thomas J. Keating Bioresearch Building, 1657 East Helen St, Tucson, AZ, 85721, USA

GO Term.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 31
Location: Jasperwood/Riverside Hilton
Date: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: 31001
Abstract ID:465
Candidate for Awards:None

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