Open Data: Ontologies & Genomes to be presented at the GODAN Summit 2016

The Planteome Project is partnering with Gramene and other ontology developers at the CGIAR, and Univ. of California, Davis, to present Open data, Tools and Standards at the #GODANSummit2016.

New and improved technologies combined with high-throughput output and analytics, are evolving to revolutionize the application of BIG-data driven studies on improving crops for yield, post-harvest traits, genetics, genomics, plant breeding, microbiome, and quality. Food and feedstock crops are often challenged by biotic (disease and pests) and abiotic (e.g. drought, salinity, temperature) stresses, which can be confounded by climate change.  Emerging technologies are prioritized to ensure sustainable access to healthy food, nutrition and diet, to prevent hunger, and to sustain a healthy human population,  environment and planet.

Open data portals are building robust data repositories, with quality data annotation, to help find trends, patterns and perform better analytics in support of research programs and management practices.  However, deficiencies still exist in integrating standards for semantic data format, exchange, and annotations, thus making it difficult to review, reuse and research the existing and new incoming BIG-data.

This group of collaborators is developing plant data standards, commons and ontologies for defining plant traits, best management practices for food, nutrition, environment, treatments, stresses, diseases, genomics, genetics, systems biology, and education and training.

The group includes the NSF-funded projects; Planteome (developing reference ontologies for plant biology) and Gramene (plant comparative genomics and genetics database with resources for about 40 plant genomes and pathways); the CGIAR’s Crop Ontology project, the Agricultural Nutrition and Technology Ontology (ANT), and Agronomy Ontology (AgrO); and the IC3-FOODS, International Conference/Consortium/Center for Food Ontology Operability Data and Semantics at University of California, Davis.

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The Planteome Project Co-PI delivers Keynote address at recent ICBO meeting in Corvallis, OR

Dr. Dennis W. Stevenson, from the New York Botanic Garden, and Planteome Project Co-PI, delivered one of the Keynote addresses at recent International Conference on Biological Ontology & BioCreative meeting (#ICBO2016) in Corvallis, OR.  The talk titled "Plant Phenomes to Genomes: Integrating the Gene Ontology with the Plant Ontology" can be viewed on the YouTube Channel:

Please visit the conference web page for more information about the ICBO meeting:





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