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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 ageing 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 lifecycle can be used as a starting point for an understanding of the aging stage in humans.

References/Acknowledgements:
Talk source: YouTube.
Gene Ontology (GO): http://geneontology.org
FMA Ontology: http://sig.biostr.washington.edu/proj...
Plant Ontology (PO): http://www.plantontology.org/
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.

Selaginella apoda lifecycle annotated with Plant Ontology vocabulary

In a first of its kind, we present an animation of Selaginella apoda lifecycle, annotated with Plant Ontology (PO) Terms. The original animation was created by Ciaran Maloney from the NYBG. The updated version with Plant Ontology annotations was edited by Laurel Cooper from the PO project. The video shows different growth and developmental stages of the lifecycle of plant Selaginella apoda.

References:

Selaginella apoda lifecycle video: Original version

Selaginella apoda lifecycle video*: Version with Plant Ontology annotations

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