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Plant Ontology defined stages of plant lifecycle can provide clues for defining aging stages in humans

Prof. Barry Smith from the University of Buffalo, NY, delivered a Keynote address at the 2013 Rostock Symposium on Systems Biology and Bioinformatics in Ageing Research. He examined definitions of terms central to aging research in the Gene Ontology (GO), the Foundational Model of Anatomy Ontology (FMA) and the Plant Ontology (PO). His talk shows how the Plant Ontology definition of stages in the plant life cycle can be used as a starting point for an understanding of the aging stage in humans.

Talk source: YouTube.
Gene Ontology (GO):
FMA Ontology:
Plant Ontology (PO):
Selaginella apoda lifecycle video: Original version
Selaginella apoda lifecycle video*: Version with Plant Ontology annotations

*This video was edited and annotated using Plant Ontology terms by the PO curator Laurel Cooper.