Plant Ontology Consortium
The Plant Ontology Consortium (POC) is a collaboration of plant scientists, with the goal of developing a common vocabulary to describe structure and development across plant taxa, and to arrange the terminology into hierarchical structures (ontologies) that define the concepts and organize them by their relationship to one another. Initially working on Arabidosis, maize and rice, the group will expand its focus to other plant groups in coming years.
The common vocabulary defined by the POC will enable researchers to conduct uniform querries across databases participating in the project, enabling funtionality between databases.
Link: Plant Ontology the website of the Plant Ontology Consortium
Posted by Eric La Fountaine at 11:10 AM on September 2, 2005