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Plant Ontology Release #21 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the latest release of the Plant Ontology, version #21, is now available on our browser at

One major change you may see is that on August 1, 2015, all the ontology files and issue tracker were moved to a shiny new GitHub Site: ( as part of the Planteome Project. Please update your local browser bookmarks, and come check out the new functionalities.

High School Students Genotype Einkorn Wheat Varieties in DNA Biology Summer Camp at Oregon State University. Our 2nd STEM camp

Twelve students (9th-12th grade) from local schools attended DNA Biology Summer Camp organized by Jaiswal laboratory at Oregon State University in July 2014. The activities in the camp included short introductory lectures and follow up exercises using models and laboratory experiments. The learning in a collaborative environment was encouraged to further enrich their camp experience. Dr. Laurel Cooper, a research associate in the Jaiswal laboratory, introduced the students to the basics of the plant cell, and genetic material.


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