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[Bionews] Plant Ontology Database Release-September 2007

Chih-Wei Tung via bionews%40net.bio.net (by cwt6 from cornell.edu)
Fri Sep 7 09:53:16 EST 2007

Plant Ontology Consortium is happy to announce the release #0907 of  
PO database!

* Ontology update
	- 1109 PO terms
	- 32104 annotations
	visit http://www.plantontology.org/docs/release_notes/index.html for  
more details

* New version of PO browser (http://www.plantontology.org/amigo/go.cgi)
	- New interface
	- New users guide
	- New tutorials
	- New feature: added "GO" (Gene Ontology) associations link to  
Arabidopsis genes

* POC Website updates (http://www.plantontology.org/)
	- added "Request PO terms" feature on navigation menu
	- added "POC Outreach Activities" link in "Documentation" page
	- Updated "Mail Archives"
	- Updated "PO website usage statistics"
	- Updated "Tutorials"

* POC and plant community
	- Welcome experts from Medicago, Populus, Rosaceae, Solanaceae,  
Vitis fields to join plant ontology development
		Please email to po-dev from plantontology.org or subscribe po-dev  
mailing list

	- Phenote (a phenotype annotation tool using ontologies http:// 
www.phenote.org/) has added "plant" configuration, plus PO and other  
plant related ontologies for curation.
		Contact Nicole Washington ( NLWashington from lbl.gov ) for more  
information about downloading and using Phenote tool

	- Meet POC members in international conferences
		@ 8th Agricultural Ontology Service (AOS) workshop, Rome, Italy   
Sep 21-22
		@ 5th International Symposium of Rice Functional Genomics, Tsukuba,  
Japan Oct 15-17
		@ 2nd International Biocuration meeting, San Jose, CA Oct 25-28

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