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New Plant Ontology Release #20 Available

Greetings from the Plant Ontology!

We are pleased to announce that the latest release of the Plant Ontology, version #20, is available on our browser at For full details of the changes, please see: the Release 20 page at:

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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).


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