October 2011 Release Page
The Plant Ontology Consortium is pleased to announce that the latest release of the Plant Ontology is now available on our AmiGO Browser (http://www.plantontology.org/).
This release features a number of exciting additions. In collaboration with MaizeGDB, we have added approximately 1.5 million new associations between Zea mays gene models and Plant Ontology terms. These associations are based on a large NimbleGen microarray data set profiling transcription patterns in 60 tissues of the inbred line B73 (Sekhon, et al, Plant Journal, 2011). The microarray data was associated with ~35,000 Maize Gene models developed from the recent sequencing of the Maize genome. More information on the data set can be found on the MaizeGDB website: http://www.maizegdb.org/cgi-bin/displayrefrecord.cgi?id=9021423
This release also features the addition of Spanish and Japanese translations of the term names (see below:).
In addition, terms with Zea or Poaceae in the name were renamed or merged with other terms, and several new terms were added to describe plant structures found in legumes.
Version #16 features a total of ~2.1 million associations contributed by 6 different collaborating groups
For more stats see the Release Notes page
Spanish synonyms now available for the Plant Anatomy Ontology
We are pleased to announce the addition of Spanish synonyms for all terms in the Plant Anatomy branch of the Plant Ontology. These synonyms are available on our live browser (http://plantontology.org) or to download, beginning with release #16, in October 2011.
Sinónimos en Español ya están disponibles en la Ontología de Anatomía Vegetal
Nos complace anunciar la incorporación de sinónimos en Español para todos los términos del área de Anatomía Vegetal en la Ontología de Plantas. Estos sinónimos están disponibles en nuestro navegador en vivo o pueden ser descargardos (http://plantontology.org), comenzando con el lanzamiento de la versión 16, a partir de octubre del 2011.
Japanese synonyms now available for the Plant Anatomy Ontology
We are pleased to announce the addition of Japanese synonyms for all terms in the Plant Anatomy branch of the Plant Ontology. These synonyms are available to download from http://plantontology.org/download/download.html, beginning with release #16, in October 2011.
* Note that these synonyms are not displayed on the browser at http://www.plantontology.org, for compatibility reasons, but are in the OBO and OWL versions of the ontology file.
See this link for translated announcement: Media:Japanese translation announcement PO（YY).pdf
Summary of Changes
For more information about the release, please visit our wikipage with a Summary_of_Changes_to_PO_October_2011.
You can also view a list of New_terms_and_obsolete_terms_for_October 2011_release
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